animal welfare, butterfly, Tierschutz

Summer and Butterflies = Soon No More?

Photo: Hope Ryden

Photo: Hope Ryden

Every summer, around the little lake in our neighborhood I used to see an abundance of monarch butterflies, serendipitous bliss. But they might vanish due to loss of habitat – and milkweed.

“Beginning late summer through early fall, the monarchs you see in your yard emerging from their chrysalides have one main focus: eat to fatten up for their upcoming migrations. Winter habitats for these beauties range from coastal California for those west of the Rocky Mountains to central Mexico for those to the east. This epic journey can span 3,000 miles!

Scientists say habitat destruction of milkweed in the US—the only plant on which monarchs lay eggs—is the main concern.”

 

Please read more about monarchs and help them by planting milkweed in your yard

http://monarchjointventure.org/get-involved/create-habitat-for-monarchs/

http://www.livemonarch.com/free-milkweed-seeds.htm

http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/monarch-conservation.html

 

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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