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Winter Road Salt Is Wreaking Havoc On Summer Butterflies
2014-06-10 09:32:30

Very little is understood about consequences for the development and evolution of wild animals created by how the use of road salt has altered patterns of sodium availability.

Monarch Butterflies Threatened Due To North American Habitat Loss
2014-06-05 11:57:41

Populations of monarch butterflies are projected to decline in eastern North America and a new study published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology concluded that habitat loss in North America would be to blame.

2014-04-15 23:14:16

As a testament to the company’s commitment to the environment, Plow & Hearth will take action to rejuvenate local monarch butterfly populations and host additional Earth Day activities on

Skipping Meals May Affect Butterfly Wing Size And Coloration
2014-04-04 14:22:08

High food stress may impact wing size and coloration—both indicators of migratory success—in monarch butterflies

Monarch Butterflies In Peril
2014-01-30 05:15:52

A new report, based on a December 2013 survey of Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, claims that migrating monarch butterflies are in "grave danger."

Monarch Butterfly Grassroots Conservation
2013-10-29 05:31:15

US citizens love their monarch butterflies – so much so that they are apparently willing to contribute at least $4.78 billion dollars to conservation organizations working to protect the declining species, according to research published Monday in the journal Conservation Letters.

Expect To See Fewer Monarch Butterflies This Spring
2013-03-14 18:12:32

Every year, hoards of Monarch butterflies begin their epic journey north. Unfortunately, there will be fewer butterflies to take this journey during the coming months.

Monarch Butterfly's Survival Ensured By Trapping Weevils
2012-10-01 16:47:23

Ensuring the monarch butterfly's survival by saving its milkweed habitat could result from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies initially intended to improve detection of boll weevils with pheromone traps.

2012-09-19 23:01:20

Dorothy and Leo Keeler are wildlife photographers and founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Monarch Butterfly Population Continues To Decline
2012-03-23 06:32:38

A Texas A&M researcher has found evidence that the population of Monarch butterflies continues to shrink.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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