Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monarch Migration

Hi everybody,

As I am doing additional research for my Zine project on Monarch Migration I have stumbled across this beautiful video of a Monarch overwintering site in Mexico! This video is from 2008, when Monarch migration was still very much in abundance and flourishing.


Unfortunately, the Monarch Migration has suffered a great deal in recent years as Monarch numbers continue to dwindle due to increasing presence of GMO pesticides in corn fields all over the country, and all of this dramatically changing weather we've experienced in the US recently. Sadly, more and more Monarchs die on the first leg of their migration, these factors become too much for them to conquer! Poor Monarchs.

-Emily Elizabeth Thomas

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