Monsanto’s Roundup and genetically modified crops are harming everybody’s favorite butterfly

by jeeg 30. January 2014 22:54
Feeding on a weed seems like a good evolutionary bet. And for a long time, it worked well for the monarch butterfly. The butterfly’s life cycle is exquisitely synchronized to the seasonal growth of milkweed, the only plant its larvae will eat. In a game of hopscotch, successive gene... [More]

The monarchs were missing this summer ... and we and weather were to blame

by jeeg 1. October 2013 21:35
Bob Gobeil, a volunteer for the Maine Butterfly Survey, and his wife Rose Marie traipse through fields of yellow and purple wildflowers past an old clapboard farmhouse. Bald eagles soar overhead. "These fields should be full of flying monarchs because of the amount of milkweed, literally acre... [More]
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