Lonely Planet Writer

Conservationists concerned at Monarch butterfly decline

Monarch butterfly.
Monarch butterfly. Image by Greg Hewgill / CC BY 2.0

It’s peak season for monarch butterflies in Mexico but, although their numbers are slightly up, conservationists are still worried about the long-term trend. The butterflies winter in Mexico, with the height of the season being in February, and are one of the country’s most spectacular natural wonders. However, butterfly numbers have been steadily declining and this year’s total is only slightly up on last year’s record low. Read more: postandcourier.com