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Old 09-27-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Monarch Population Status - September 2011
by Chip Taylor - Director, Monarch Watch

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As we pointed out recently (Brower et al. 2011), the decline is related to the loss of habitat, particularly the rapid adoption of herbicide tolerant (HT) crops
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Low monarch numbers in MX this winter and in the future means that the integrity of the overwintering sites is now more important than ever and that planting milkweeds in gardens and incorporating these plants in restoration projects either as seeds or plugs should receive the highest priority.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:43 PM   #2
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When I read this email to John, he teared up. I cry when I think about the monarchs trying to fly over '1,000 miles of hell'...

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Nevertheless, the overall numbers are down. But, it gets worse. The migration is just beginning to navigate a 1000 miles of hell a nearly flowerless/nectarless and waterless expanse of central KS, OK, TX, and NE MX
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Depressing indeed. The monarchs from my area will be passing through the worst of it. At least, I hope that they will pass safely through that area and make it to Mexico.
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