monarch butterflies

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Jul 9, 2018

We saved Burlington's milkweed and monarchs

Doreen Nicoll
With the research and information supplied by environmentalists and actionists from across Southern Ontario, Burlington city staff made changes to protect milkweed.
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Jul 17, 2017
A now "rare" monarch butterfly photographed by the author's step-mother in early July. It is one from a greatly reduced North American population threatened with extinction due to the use of herbicides and climate change.

If the monarch butterfly goes extinct, we're all to blame

Thomas Woodley
Back in the 1970s, "citizen scientists" were engaged to track the migration of the monarch butterfly. Today "citizen scientists" are needed to save this formerly ubiquitous butterfly from extinction.
Blog
Feb 23, 2017

Marvelous monarchs move Minister McKenna

David Suzuki
In November, scientists overseeing at-risk species in Canada said the government should list the monarch butterfly population as endangered.
Blog
Apr 28, 2015
Photo: Sid Mosdell/flickr

Milkweed is a monarch's best defence

David Suzuki
Planting milkweed may seem small, but thousands of Canadians stitching together parks and yards with schools and rights-of-way into butterfly corridors could usher in a new era for monarchs.
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Oct 15, 2013

Help solve an orange-and-black mystery

David Suzuki
It's amazing that tiny creatures can migrate over thousands of kilometres. But increased threats from climate change, development and agricultural practices are making life difficult for the monarch.
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