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Genoa butterfly flies to Santa Cruz

At least one monarch butterfly from the greater Genoa area has successfully traveled to Santa Cruz, Calif., thanks to research efforts by citizen-scientist Pat Neyman. Neyman is studying Nevada’s monarch butterflies at The Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch on Genoa Lane. Monarchs used to be common in Nevada, but in recent years, their numbers have decreased greatly, the organization said in a press release. Scientists cite the elimination of milkweed, which is the only plant monarch larvae can feed on. In fact, milkweed is what brought Neyman, a local biologist, to volunteer at the River Fork Ranch. She is part …

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The Record Courier Updated May 3, 2013 08:44AM Published Mar 27, 2013 09:12AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.