Comments for: The butterfly effect: Monarchs continue to vanish from Maine fields

Posted Aug. 20, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 20, 2014, at 12:48 p.m.

People are seeing fewer monarchs across the country, and lepidopterists (people who study moths and butterflies) believe the population decline is because of two primary factors: destruction of their winter habitat and destruction of their primary food source, milkweed. In Maine, monarch butterflies have been slowly disappearing from the landscape …

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