The Source: Monarch Migration Under Threat
Scientists in Mexico are saying the lowest migration they have ever seen made it back this past season.
6,000 acres of monarch habitat disappear everyday in America, according to Monarch Watch, an advocacy organization trying to educate people about the plight of the Monarch butterfly. Milkweed is the only plant that Monarch's will lay eggs on and due to the drought and urbanization there are fewer and fewer areas that can support the insects.
The plight of the Monarch is grabbing national headlines as NAFTA presidents, billionaires and everyday citizens work to save the monarch.
- Monika Maeckle, a butterfly enthusiast who blogs at Texas Butterfly Ranch
- Chip Taylor, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas and founder of Monarch Watch