Protecting monarch butterflies’ winter home could mean moving hundreds of trees

From Nature Researchers are trying to shift Mexico’s oyamel firs to higher elevations to help them weather warming temperatures. Monarch butterflies alight on a tree in their wintering grounds in Mexico.Credit: JHVEPhoto/Alamy To save dwindling populations of Eastern monarch butterflies, researchers in Mexico are trying something controversial: moving hundreds of fir trees 400 metres up…

Claim: We’re losing monarchs fast—here’s why

From National Geographic A new study finds that monarch wings are getting larger, possibly because climate change has forced the butterflies to travel longer distances as breeding grounds shift farther north. It’s not too late to save them, but it’s a question of whether we make the effort, scientists say. 6 Minute Read By Carrie…