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Old 01-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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According to the experts, the reason for the dramatic fall in numbers is a general loss of milkweed throughout California, a plant that is required for the breeding of monarchs.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:33 PM   #2
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The lack of milkweed is one of the major problems. But, also development, the use of pesticides and herbicides, and drought.

This year's Monarch numbers have been better than last year.

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Old 05-14-2011, 09:50 AM   #3
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Not to mention GMO crops and RU-ready crops.
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