Monarch butterflies from the Western U.S. migrate to coastal California in late fall to escape harsh winter weather. Scientists count the monarchs that migrate each year. In past decades, over a million monarchs made the journey, but their numbers have been drastically decreasing. In 2021, the number of butterflies was up substantially from the previous year’s low of under 2,000 monarchs, bringing researchers hope that there might still be time to make a difference in protecting the insects from extinction. Listen to learn why monarch butterflies are threatened and what can be done to save them.
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