Bay Nature: “With Fewer than 2,000 Butterflies Counted So Far, Western Monarch Takes an Astonishing Step Closer to Extinction”

Bay Nature published an article about the astonishingly low count of western monarchs at overwintering sites this year. Read the full article here.

“The big question is will they bounce back, and certainly we hope they will. But the preliminary information we have from midway through the midwinter count is not promising at all. We really need to think about a Western United States and California that doesn’t have monarch butterflies. Because we’re getting pretty close to that.” – Xerces Society Endangered Species Program Director Sarina Jepsen

Photo: Stephanie McKnight