During the second half of December 2021, 10 colonies of Monarch Butterflies were registered covering 2.835 hectares (ha) of forest, this represents a 35% increase in relation to the area registered in 2020 (2.10 ha). Six colonies covering 2.174 ha were located inside the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (MBBR) and four covering 0.661 ha were located outside the MBBR, five of those colonies were located in Michoacan, and five in the State of Mexico. In Atlualta, east of the State of Mexico, butterflies were present, however, no colony was established.
February 6, 2019- The Missourians for Monarchs Collaborative was presented the G. Andy Runge Award at the Missouri Natural Resources Conference in Osage Beach. The Missouri Chapter of The Wildlife Society presents the G. Andy Runge Award to organizations that “positively and significantly impact wildlife conservation in Missouri.”