New moon marks end of monarch-spotting season

A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert wants Texans to know that time is running out to spot monarch butterflies on their annual migration to Mexico.

Monarch butterfly populations are thriving in North America

For years, scientists have warned that monarch butterflies are dying off in droves because of diminishing winter colonies. But new research from the University of Georgia shows that the summer population of monarchs has remained ...

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Monarch

A monarch is the person who heads a monarchy. This is a form of government in which a state or polity is ruled or controlled by an individual who typically inherits the throne by birth and occasionally rules for life or until abdication. Monarchs may be autocrats (absolute monarchy) or ceremonial heads of state who exercise little or no power or only reserve power, with actual authority vested in a parliament or other body (constitutional monarchy).

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