Ahmed Aneeq from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates wants to know: "How are butterflies able to navigate?”
The iconic monarch butterfly travels thousands of miles south to overwinter in Mexico. But factors including the changing climate are challenging its existence — new figures show it's declined 15 percent from last year.
Meet a virtuoso pilot, as light as a feather that follows its instincts to land in woodlands thousands of kilometers away.
Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.
Fewer butterflies are flitting from flower to flower in the UK and North America, say two new studies. Pesticides, disappearing green areas and air pollution are some of the culprits.
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