Monarch Butterflies in a Tailspin

April 1, 2013

Monarch butterfly photo by Chip Taylor.

Monarch butterfly photo by Chip Taylor

University of Kansas insect ecologist, Dr. Chip Taylor, who is the founder and director of Monarch Watch, explains in this interview for Yale Environment 360 the variety of factors that are leading to a precipitous decline in the monarch butterfly population.

If you are a long time reader of the Dodge blog, you may remember that we’ve written about monarch butterflies many times, including this “Monarch Mondays” series (part 1, 2, 3, 4) from 2010. As funders of the Educational Information Resources Center and their Monarch Teacher Network, this article caught our eye, and we wanted to share it.

Read the full article: Tracking the Causes of Sharp Decline of the Monarch Butterfly

Image courtesy Dr. Chip Taylor
interview via Richard Coniff