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The disappearance of the Monarchs

Monarch Butterfly
Erin Minuskin
A new study from MSU finds that variations in weather can have a major impact on monarch butterfly populations. That makes climate change a looming threat for the beloved species.

Monarch butterflies are a quintessential part of the Midwestern summer experience. But the Midwest hasn’t been great for the monarch in recent years largely due to climate change. Today, what needs to be done for monarch butterflies before it’s too late for this distressed population.


Erin Zylstra, Research Associate in Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University

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