Eastern Monarchs Flourish While Western Numbers Plunge
Eastern Monarchs Flourish While Western Numbers Plunge
In the last year, the butterfly’s eastern group has more than doubled its hibernation area while the other population waned. Plus, researchers are moving trees to save monarch habitat.
Eastern Monarchs Flourish While Western Numbers Plunge
Eastern Monarchs Flourish While Western Numbers Plunge

In the last year, the butterfly’s eastern group has more than doubled its hibernation area while the other population waned. Plus, researchers are moving trees to save monarch habitat.

In the last year, the butterfly’s eastern group has more than doubled its hibernation area while the other population waned. Plus, researchers are moving trees to save monarch habitat.

ecology & environment
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Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>
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