About the Author

Sandy is the co-director of The Monarch Alliance, a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. He is also a Monarch Watch conservation specialist. He recently moved from Sharpsburg, West Virginia to Frederick, Maryland.

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Climate Change and Monarch Butterflies

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The headline in the April 12, Washington Post article on weather rang out: “Giant storm in Central U.S. has unleashed all sorts of extreme weather, and it’s still dumping snow.” It continued: “A wild spring storm is … [Read more...]

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Blockbuster year for monarchs, but what lies ahead?

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I was at Shepherd University the other day talking to Susie Munnis, who had just returned from San Miguel de Allende. This was her first trip to Mexico and I was anxious to hear how she liked it. She then told me that … [Read more...]