Making a Difference: Butterfly Ecologist

Dr. Alfonso Alonso

Dr. Alfonso Alonso examines a monarch as part of his efforts to understand its ecology.

Imagine millions of butterflies swirling through the air like autumn leaves, clinging in tightly packed masses to tree trunks and branches, and covering low-lying forest vegetation like a luxurious, moving carpet. According to butterfly ecologist Alfonso Alonso, this is quite a sight to see.

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