Insectarium

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Butterfly Effect: Can Monarchs Avoid Extinction? - Why are monarch butterflies disappearing? You may know them for their amazing migration, but over the past few decades, monarch butterflies have been part of a vanishing act that has scientists worried. Conservation biologists Ashley Fisher and Isis Howard show us what it takes to track monarch butterflies at an overwintering spot as they try to figure out what’s behind the population plunge.

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About Insectarium

Entomologist and museum curator Jessica Ware will introduce us to insects that upend our expectations and a diverse group of scientists who are passionate about the six-legged critters all around us. Forget about pandas–we’re here to make you fall in love with mandibles! The series is produced for PBS by the American Museum of Natural History.