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Utah Storm in Mountain Green
Mirrorscape
Buckeye Butterfly
Yellow universe
Mountain Laurel
Psychedelic lizard
Daisy
Winter came early
Bee
Clef in nature
Hiking near LA river
Monarch Butterfly
Rolling hills of California
Yellow Swallowtail
Bantering goats
Presidential Motorcade Leaving Baltimore
Sunrise over West Bay
Before the storm
Low hanging fruits
The goat and the tire
Chilling to survive #3 - Elephant seals in Año Nuevo State Park, CA
Colorful side street in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Chilling to survive #2 - Elephant seals in Año Nuevo State Park, CA
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Monarch Butterfly

The monarch butterfly is one of the most well-known and charismatic butterflies in the U.S. However, the monarch population has declined by over 80% in recent years. The monarch migrates to parts of Mexico and California. In the forests of Mexico, deforestation and severe weather have negatively impacted the monarch population, contributing to its decline. Monarchs are also losing their larval food source: milkweed. Native milkweed is being cut down for farming or sprayed with pesticides.

TAGS: Georgia, Monarch

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Jasper, Georgia, United States of America
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© Claire Willis.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2015
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 31, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
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