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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Homero Gómez González, Mexico’s monarch butterfly defender, found dead

Homero Gómez González, a former logger who became one of central Mexico’s most prominent defenders of the region’s monarch butterfly population, was found dead Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

As monarch butterflies vanish, researchers investigate road salt as culprit – and cure

In an effort to understand why monarch populations are plummeting, researchers at the University of Minnesota are investigating road salt as both a culprit and an unlikely solution. Across the …


Where have all the butterflies gone? Monarch butterflies all but vanish in Idaho and the West

Something catastrophically wrong happened in 2018 to monarch butterflies.


Gardening: Plant milkweeds to help monarch butterflies

Yes, we have monarch butterflies in Spokane, and they need our help to survive and flourish, Pat Munts writes.


Rathdrum becomes first Monarch USA city in Idaho

Officials in the northern Idaho city of Rathdrum are hoping a new designation will attract a new kind of tourists: Monarch butterflies.


Misplaced monarchs: Clusters of butterflies stuck up north

Monarch butterflies, those delicate symbols of spring and summer, should mostly be in Texas by now, winging their way to Mexico for the winter.