Butterfly Boom in Hawaii: Islands Become Haven for Monarchs Despite Decline Elsewhere


January 10, 2024


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While the mainland U.S. Monarch butterfly population may be struggling, in the Hawaiian islands they’re everywhere. Dr. Dan Rubinoff, an entomologist at the University of Hawaii, and Elizabeth Weintraub, a local butterfly raiser, discuss how thanks to favorable weather, an abundance of food, and dedicated locals who raise and release them, Hawaii’s monarch population is thriving.



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