Monarch Butterfly Population in California Dropping

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Published Feb 9, 2018, 12:13 AM

A recent count shows a significant decline in the number of monarch butterflies wintering in California. The latest tally shows 200,000 monarchs in forested groves along the state’s central coast. That's down from 1.2 million butterflies counted two decades ago.

Xerces Society Endangered Species Program Director Sarina Jepson spoke with KCBS Radio's Melissa Culross about the numbers.

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