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Effects of neonicitinoid insecticides on Western monarchs

Dr. David G. James of Washington State University gave a presentation on the effects of widespread use of neonicitinoid insecticides (neonics) on monarch butterflies and other invertebrate species at the 2020 Western Monarch Summit, held January 10 – 12, 2020.  Neonics are currently the most widely used pesticides in the world.  Neonics were developed in …

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Top 5 Actions to Save Western Monarchs

Coincident with their release of the Thanksgiving Count data on January 23, 2020, the Xerces Society released a report entitled “Western Monarchs in Crisis” which you can read in its entirety at the following link: https://xerces.org/western-monarch-call-to-action The report begins with a summary of the current crisis and factors that have contributed to the historic decline …

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Final Monarch Count Data released 1/23/20

The link below will take you to a press release from the Xerces Society about the results of the Western Monarch counts for the 2019-2020 overwintering period.  The number of monarchs counted has not improved since last year and remains at a critical level.   https://xerces.org/press/western-monarch-butterfly-population-still-at-critical-level  

Proposal to install a weather station in the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary

Note:  The presentation slides referred to in the following article can be viewed here: BNRC Presentation 12.17.19.compressed.   Proposal to Install a Weather Station at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary Presented to the Pacific Grove Beautification and Natural Resources Commission December 17, 2019 Dominick Sinicropi, Ph.D.   It is my contention that more than a …

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