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Monarch Butterflies Get A Break From Mexican Perils
2012-08-17 07:07:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every fall, millions of Monarch butterflies make the 3,000-mile journey from Canada along the California coastline to central Mexico. Clouds of black, orange and white butterflies descend upon the oyamel fir trees in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. The Reserve is 200 square miles in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. One of the biggest obstacles that has faced the butterflies who winter in Mexico was deforestation by illegal...

2009-11-22 07:37:04

The mysterious Monarch butterfly, which migrates annually between Canada and Mexico, is now facing a new peril: another insect thriving in Western Mexican forests. Some 8,000 oyamel fir trees were cut down in July to remove beetles that threaten the Monarch's ages-old migration. But now another small beetle has since taken to devouring the savory tree trunks, further endangering the butterflies' winter colonies. Homero Gomez, president of El Rosario Sanctuary, says, "We are working to...

2008-06-27 09:02:54

U.S. Precious Metals, Inc. (USPR.OB OTCBB) ("USPR"), through its CEO M. Jack Kugler, announced today that the drilling campaign in southern Michoacan, Mexico continues to produce ore intercepts. Drill hole number 3 intersected a 40 foot section of a quartz sulfide vein. The intercept is dominated by pyrite with gold, silver and copper values. The most important hole of the drilling campaign thus far is drill hole number 5. Hole number 5 contains multiple intervals of sulfide...

2005-08-04 08:15:00

MEXICO CITY -- The annual arrival of millions of Monarch butterflies from the forests of eastern Canada to the central Mexican mountains for the winter is an aesthetic and scientific wonder. And this year, they won't be flying alone. A crew of two plans to accompany the butterflies on their 3,415 mile-journey while riding in an oversized hang-glider painted with giant versions of the orange, black and white wings of the Monarch. Their aim is to raise awareness about the need to better...

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2005-08-25 10:17:06

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a well-known North American butterfly with easily identifiable orange and black wings. The females have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot in the center of each hindwing from which pheromones are released. Monarchs are especially noted for their lengthy annual migration. They make massive southward migrations from August through October. A northward migration takes place in the spring. During these migrations the females...

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