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a dirge for the monarch…  though not officially listed as endangered, the Monarch Butterfly, grandest of the U.S. butterflies, is indeed endangered… a combination of lost habitat in Iowa (thanks to corn farm use of herbicides to kill ALL milkweeds), drout in Texas to inhibit migratory routes down to Mexico, and finally rampant logging in the Mexican highlands destroying the winter homes of the butterflies… over the past decade, the population of Monarchs has been reduced dramatically… mark these beautiful creatures off to the rapacious predations of our species… shame on us…
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a dirge for the monarch…  though not officially listed as endangered, the Monarch Butterfly, grandest of the U.S. butterflies, is indeed endangered… a combination of lost habitat in Iowa (thanks to corn farm use of herbicides to kill ALL milkweeds), drout in Texas to inhibit migratory routes down to Mexico, and finally rampant logging in the Mexican highlands destroying the winter homes of the butterflies… over the past decade, the population of Monarchs has been reduced dramatically… mark these beautiful creatures off to the rapacious predations of our species… shame on us…

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  1. ontarionature reblogged this from mdeanstrauss and added:
    monarch butterfly, Reposted from: mdeanstrauss’s blog
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  3. blue-36 said: touche’
  4. iseultsdream said: This is the first year I haven’t seen even one Monarch butterfly where I live in SE New England…highly unusual for here.
  5. hjs-photo said: Awesome!!