Monarch photo by HaarFager - CC licenseGood news for the Monarch butterflies and their wintering grounds in central Mexico: The clearing of forests used by the butterflies has dropped to just over one acre’s worth of trees, compared to the hundreds of acres lost annually in the past.

And fewer of the pine and fir trees that shelter the butterflies have been lost to bad weather this year, experts said Thursday, from Mexico’s National Autonomous University and the Monarch Fund.

(READ the AP story in USA Today)

Thanks to Barry Stevens for sending the link!

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