Photo (left): Ivanpah Solar testing; photo by Tom Budlong
Photo (center): warbler with over 50% of its feathers burned was found alive, but died of its injuries
Monarch butterfly (photo, right) numbers are down 90% in the most recent Pacific migration
By Miriam Raftery
April 15, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Last month we reported that themonarch butterflies’ annual migration to Mexico is down 90%. Various theories have been proposed. But now a newly released study by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reveals that “hundreds upon hundreds of butterflies” including monarchs, along with dragonflies, were found dead at the Ivanpah solar site.