The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo44° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi69° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo45° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi56° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo38° Breezy

Wednesday

Hi56° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo36° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi58° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo36° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi59° Slight Chc Showers

Monarch migration may soon disappear

Send to Kindle
Print This

MEXICO CITY — The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993.

Their report blamed the displacement of the milkweed the species feeds on by genetically modified crops and urban sprawl in the United States, extreme weather trends and the dramatic reduction of the butterflies’ habitat in Mexico due to illegal logging of the trees they depend on for shelter.

View my options or Sign in