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Monarch butterfly population drops 74 percent in California

Published Friday July 8

Monarch butterflies, the beloved orange-and-black insects that return each winter to the Cali. coast, are in deep decline, according to a completely new study released Friday.

Monarch populations have fallen 74 percent in the past 2 decades, from Sat Feb 1 1997 Sun Feb 1 2015 along the CA coastline where they spend winters escaping the chilly according to the most extensive scientific interesting survey done to date.

Most kids can identify one bug, and it is monarch butterflies, she said. We’re seeing this decline in our lifetimes. It is not over one hundred years, it is over eighteen years.

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