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Real Estate - March 1, 2019

Butterfly gardens

Local garden club aims to create safe havens for monarchs

by Melissa McKenzie

It's a startling statistic: The California monarch butterfly population has dropped 86 percent since last year. This was the information provided last month by the Xerces Society, a science-based organization focusing on the conservation, protection and restoration of invertebrate habitats. During the society's annual Western Monarch Thanksgiving count, it was reported there were only 28,429 monarchs in the state.

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