A 97% Decline in Monarch Butterflies | Portside

href=”https://portside.org/2018-12-08/97-decline-monarch-butterflies”>The hillside groves of eucalyptus trees that tower over the Santa Cruz shoreline would, not so long ago, be teeming with monarch butterflies at this time of year.Boughs would be bent under the weight of black and orange clusters, as hundreds of thousands of the magical invertebrates nestled into the leaves, waiting out the frost on the California coast before returning north.

Source: A 97% Decline in Monarch Butterflies | Portside