By Walter Einenkel / Daily Kos
Earlier this year it came to our attention that since 1990, almost 1 billion monarch butterflies have vanished. That number was 90 percent of previous peaks in monarch populations. In reaction to this staggering number, conservationists in North America began working in their regions to create something called the “butterfly highway”.
The idea was to make safe sections, specifically in the U.S. where monarch populations would be able to leave eggs and be safe on the migrations from Canada to Mexico. Good news, as environmentalists are touting these conservation measures are quickly showing improvements for the monarch. [Read more…]