The first monarch was spotted in Plains on August 18th on Rosalynn Carter’s 87th birthday! We have spotted several in the public gardens in Plains. Monarchs have also been spotted in private gardens around Plains. This monarch is one that was raised from an egg found on milkweed in one of the public gardens, tagged and released in 2013.
A new scientific study is warning that dramatic long-term declines in the population of eastern monarch butterflies could doom the species to extinction, and a Connecticut expert said Monday that surveys in the state back up those findings.
The monarch massacre: Nearly a billion butterflies have vanished