Public asked to plant Milkweed to save Monarch Butterflies;
Monsanto Roundup blamed for sharp demise in Monarch migration
By Grey Feathers
February 17, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--Monarch butterflies in abundance filled the air and gardens in San Diego County for as long as anyone can remember. These colorful butterflies migrate over 2,000 miles to winter in Southern California and Baja Mexico. The great mystery of how generations of Monarchs find their way south over such vast distances may never be known.
But this year, the numbers of Monarch butterflies reaching Mexico have reached an all time low—down an alarming 90 percent, the World Wildlife Fund has just announced, the Los Angeles Times reports. How can this be? One factor stands out: loss of Milkweed.