Where have all the pollinators gone?
First the bees, then the bats-now the butterflies
"In Carbon County this year we spotted only three wild Monarch butterflies-and zero eggs in the field," said Mari Gruber, director of the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary. "Their numbers are way down. I think they are in trouble as a species.
"I raised over 1,600 Monarch butterflies at the sanctuary," she continued. "More and healthier Monarchs than I ever raised before." Unfortunately, she fears that her good luck is but a sign of a looming disaster.