Here is an article from Mexico News Daily, about the increase in Monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico this year.
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The monarch butterfly migration was well up this season, according to a study by Texas A&M University, which estimates that 100 million made the annual migration to Mexico from the U.S. and Canada.
Milder, dryer weather was attributed for the increase, which scientists warned should not be seen as a sign that the butterflies are out of danger. There numbers have been declining over the years due to loss of habitat and food.
The monarchs are counted by measuring the forest area they cover once they arrive in central Mexico. In December, it was measured at about four hectares, up from 1.13 last year.
A trilateral meeting is under way in Mexico City this week where government and non-government organizations are mapping a strategy to bring the butterflies’ numbers back up.
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Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina