Actions taken by the United States, Mexico and Canada to protect the migratory species are having a positive effect.
September through November marks the annual autumn journey of the winged beauties, as they make their way to winter homes in California and Mexico.
See the several butterfly species that are predicted to go extinct in our lifetimes.
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve in New York holds within it a rare species: the endangered Karner blue butterfly.
Traits associated with butterflies, lobsters and spiders are all present in a newly found super ancient creature that gave rise to these and other modern species. Continue reading →
A museum volunteer got an amazing surprise when he came upon the rare creature, just emerged from its chrysalis.
The North American population of monarch butterflies has decreased by 90 percent over the past two decades. Federal regulators are now considering giving the butterflies legal protection. Continue reading →
A species of butterfly uses its decorative flair for protection and also varies its color and intensity by season as predator types change.
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