western monarch butterflies

Erika Mahoney

The western monarch butterfly is in trouble. This past winter, fewer than 2,000 monarchs were counted in California, which represents a 99% percent decline in their population since the 1980s. But a hopeful spring is following a winter of doom and gloom. Congress has taken up their plight through legislation and there’s something you can do now — take a hard look at your garden.

Michelle Loxton

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 11/13/20. Here you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.


Erika Mahoney


It’s that time of year again when thousands of western monarch butterflies begin to show up in the Monterey Bay area to spend the winter. They come from all over the western United States and southwestern Canada.