Researchers monitor monarch butterfly migration in Bakersfield

Bakersfield Californian

River Partners is leading the largest coordinated monarch recovery effort in the West—we planted over 30,000 milkweed plants last year to provide habitat for butterflies whose populations have plummeted 99% and is on the edge of extinction.

A recent Bakersfield Californian front-page article highlights monarch caterpillars recently spotted feasting on the leaves of restored milkweed plants at one of our restoration sites near Bakersfield.

“This gives hope that there’s still time to save this species.” – Angela Laws, Xerces Society monarch and pollinator ecologist

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