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    Monarch butterfly researcher Cheryl Schultz, a conservation biologist with Washington State University in Vancouver, recently visits the McCormack Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge as part of a study into monarch caterpillar breeding habitat. Schultz outlines results from a separate study documenting the drastic decline of Western monarch butterflies, finding there’s a good chance there will not be enough migrating monarchs to sustain the species over the next few decades.

Monarch butterfly researcher Cheryl Schultz, a conservation biologist with Washington State University in Vancouver, recently visits the McCormack Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge as part of a study into monarch caterpillar breeding habitat. Schultz outlines results from a separate study documenting the drastic decline of Western monarch butterflies, finding there’s a good chance there will not be enough migrating monarchs to sustain the species over the next few decades. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald
Monarch butterfly researcher Cheryl Schultz, a conservation biologist with Washington State University in Vancouver, recently visits the McCormack Unit of the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge as part of a study into monarch caterpillar breeding habitat. Schultz outlines results from a separate study documenting the drastic decline of Western monarch butterflies, finding there’s a good chance there will not be enough migrating monarchs to sustain the species over the next few decades. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald

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