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WMUK News
12:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Volunteers Help Scientists Track Michigan's Butterflies

Some of the milkweed plants raised by Ilse Gebhard.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

More than one species of butterfly has seen its numbers drop – in some cases plummet – in recent years. The monarch is doing better than some.

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Monarch Butterflies
8:15 am
Wed February 26, 2014

WSW: The Path of the Monarch Butterfly

Cluster of monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz, California
Credit Brocken Inaglory, Wikicommons

Western Michigan University Biological Sciences Professor Stephen Malcolm says the population of the monarch butterfly in North America has dropped over the last 20 years. 

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Monarch Butterflies
7:03 am
Mon February 24, 2014

WMU Professor Warns of Declining Monarch Butterfly Population

Monarch Butterfly
Credit Ekabhishek, Wikimedia Commons

Western Michigan University Professor of Biological Sciences Stephen Malcolm is among the scientists warning that monarchs are becoming rare east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. 

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