Dana Kobilinsky

Captive-bred monarchs don’t migrate

When either breeders or eager citizens raise monarch butterflies, they may be raising individuals that can’t migrate, according to new research. The idea to study the migration patterns of captive-bred monarchs (Danaus plexippus) came about

FYI News

Women’s prison helps butterflies fly free

This March, a program where incarcerated women help caterpillars metamorphose into Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies (Euphydryas editha taylori), helped raise 476 caterpillars that were later released into the wild. The program, launched in May 2017, is

Conservation News

Recovering with the butterflies

Nick Haddad doesn’t remember it, but while recovering from a traumatic brain injury that resulted in memory loss, he couldn’t stop telling one of his nurses about the rare St. Francis’ satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci)

Conservation News

West Coast monarchs face steep decline

Monarch butterflies that overwinter on the West Coast of North America have declined from the millions 30 years ago to only 300,000 today, according to new research, raising concerns that these populations are faring far