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Mystery of the monarchs: Western butterfly populations stage remarkable comeback

Scientists at Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove were alarmed last year when fewer than 200 monarch butterflies were counted, he fewest since annual tracking of the pollinators began in 1997 - but this last counting season, an estimated 22,000 monarchs were tallied at the grove. ... Read more»

90% gone, monarch butterflies get national campaign

The campaign to protect the monarch butterfly includes a public-private fund that will be the "first dedicated source of funding for projects working to conserve monarchs." It will fund education and expanded habitat for monarchs, whose numbers have fallen by 90 percent.... Read more»