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Brian Mann interviewing Monarch butteflies in the mountains of central Mexico in 2002. Photo:  Susan Waters
Brian Mann interviewing Monarch butteflies in the mountains of central Mexico in 2002. Photo: Susan Waters

Story 2.0: Mexico's fragile Monarch sanctuary

Monarch butterflies that make the long journey from the North Country to Mexico face a lot of threats.

They winter over in mountain forests, taking shelter in trees that loggers also prize, taking up land coveted by poor subsistence farms.  Go to full article
Monarch larva feed on Milkweed, which grows in abundance along North Country roadsides. Photo: Wikipedia
Monarch larva feed on Milkweed, which grows in abundance along North Country roadsides. Photo: Wikipedia

Adk group fights to protect Monarch butterflies from road mowing

A non-profit group in the Adirondacks is urging highway departments to avoid mowing roadsides whenever possible over the next two months.

The group Adirondack Action says mowing can disturb areas used by Monarch butterflies as part of their summer reproduction cycle.  Go to full article

Monarch Butterflies from North Country Winter in Fragile Mexican Forests

The monarch butteflies that visit the North Country are part of a remarkable continent-wide migration. Butterflies banded in our region have been found in the highlands of central Mexico. Brian Mann followed the monarchs to their winter habitat three years ago. He sent this special report.  Go to full article

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