butterfly http://kbia.org en Heat cutting down on butterflies, food source http://kbia.org/post/heat-cutting-down-butterflies-food-source <p>Ecologists in Kansas and Missouri say extreme temperatures are killing a large number of butterflies and could hurt their southern migration next month.</p><p>Millions of monarch butterflies are expected to migrate south through the two states in less than a month in their seasonal trip from Canada to Mexico.</p><p>KSHB-TV reports the Powell Botanical Gardens annual butterfly festival east of Kansas City is seeing the lowest number of monarchs in a decade.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:19:47 +0000 Associated Press 19294 at http://kbia.org Heat cutting down on butterflies, food source