The milkweed is starting to flower here in Ulster County NY. I've seen a few bees checking out the flower and that's great. But not a single monarch. It's a long trip from Mexico to here for a creature that weighs no more than a paperclip. And 2018 has been another bad year. According to the National Wildlife Federation, their numbers are down 14% this year for a total decline of 90% in the last 20 years.
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