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Eastern Population Decreases by 22% in 2022-2023 Overwintering Season

Monarch population decreases in 2022-2023 Overwintering Season.

August 23, 2023

Monarch butterfly counts were released today, March 21, 2023 and the numbers indicate that during the 2022-2023 overwintering season butterflies occupied 2.21 hectares of the forest, 22% less than in the previous year. To read an article written by our board member, Karen Oberhauser about what is currently happening with the monarchs click here. The press release from WWF can be found here. Sobering news that prompts all of us to re-double our efforts to protect the monarch’s habitat in North America.

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