I just can’t deal with this even though I knew it was coming. I’ve been in tune with the Monarch Butterfly plight for many years. I saw a few in June but I did not see one migrant this Autumn. Not one. It was sickening. Where has their frequency gone to?? Apparently, it is being withdrawn from this planet. Linda Moulton Howe discussed this on Coast last night but I haven’t listened yet. Here is the excerpt from the Coastzone newsletter about the butterflies followed by the link to the whole article at the Coast website, plus the link to last night’s show on YouTube:
“Monarch butterfly migration is now at its lowest levels on record, Linda reported. Monarch watchers expected to see Mexico trees filled with the orange and black creatures by November 1st this year, but there were none. By November 6th, a few were seen in a tree by locals and then the butterflies were gone again. In an interview with biologist Lincoln Brower, he noted that industrialized agriculture in the United States, especially the development of genetically engineered corn and soybean crops (GMOs) has killed off monarch breeding grounds in the milkweeds.”
(http://youtu.be/yxP3RxxIj40) <—This video has been removed. See comments.
I can’t deal with moose disappearing either.