Monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies have been recently seen in Yosemite National Park, park officials said on Twitter on Aug. 10, 2019.
Yosemite National Park
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 13, 2019 - 8:33 am
The monarch butterfly has returned to Yosemite National Park, according to rangers who say the endangered insect has been spotted in several locations around the park.
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FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2015 photo, Tom Merriman stands behind a monarch in his butterfly atrium at his nursery in Vista, Calif. Researchers with an environmental group are labeling as "disturbingly low" the number of western monarch butterflies that migrate along the California coast. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 30,000 butterflies, which it says is an 86 percent decline since 2017. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 06, 2019 - 12:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Researchers with an environmental group have labeled as "disturbingly low" the number of western monarch butterflies that migrate along the California coast. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 30,000 butterflies, which it said is an 86 percent decline...
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