We are working with the staff at the Rio Salado Restoration Habitat to protect the area frequented by monarch butterflies during the fall and winter months. In a nearby pond, just west of the waterfall area, two beavers took up residence and are chomping on cottonwood trees. Rangers found several trees chewed down, so they contacted several experts in the area to determine the best way to preserve the habitat. With the spring water surge in the Salt River, more beaver activity appeared up and down the river. Right now its unclear how many beavers are in the area.
Southwest Monarch Study now has a new Facebook page where you can find more information about monarchs and upcoming events. See:
Become a friend by saying you "like" it and keep up to date with the newest information and sightings of monarchs around the state.