January 30, 2019: This winter's monarch colonies cover 15 acres (6.05 hectares) and contain an estimated 202 million butterflies. This map shows how the population is distributed.
- How would you describe the distribution of monarchs in the winter sanctuaries?
- What factors do you think might influence site selection?
- Scientists can't predict which sanctuaries the monarchs will use in any particular year. How do you think distribution affects conservation decisions?
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