At the meteorological station located in the Llano de las Papas in Sierra Chincua, at the same elevation as the butterfly colony and a scant three kilometers away, the average relative humidity for November was 53% anddecreased to 26% in February. Additionally, only 11 millimeters (0.43 in throughout the season between December and January. The dry conditions prompted a lot of flight activity throughout the season, except on the few cold and cloudy days. Currently, Dr. Isabel Ramirez, MBF Board Member, collaborates with the climate component of a project led by Dr. Jeremy McNeil of the University of Western Ontario in which several specialists will analyze causes of butterfly mortality.
Inside this Issue:
- 2020-21 Overwintering Season
- Overwintering Population Declines
- Alternare Continues Benefiting Families
- Monarch Fund Documentary
- Exciting Updates in Monarch Network’s Website
- Beyond the Mexico Book Project
- Monitoring Restoration of Illegally Logged Area
- Dry Conditions Affect Assisted Migration Experiments
- Monitoring Monarchs in the West
- Lincoln P. Brower Awards
- MBF Webinar Available on YouTube
- MBF Welcomes Ek del Val de Gortari to our Board
- Thank you donors
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