Monarch Love

We adore visiting the local butterfly garden and observing these fascinating creatures.

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There were at least 11 caterpillars in all stages on one milkweed plant.

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Milkweed is the host plant for caterpillars.  Monarch butterflies need these to survive.

 

Monarch chrysalides are green and will change to brown, yellow and orange when ready to emerge.

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Butterflies have taste receptors on their feet and sip nectar with their long probiscus.

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Monarch butterflies are in decline due to habitat loss.  These magical creatures are small yet important pollinators that add to the beauty and biodiversity of our world.

Please protect the monarchs by planting pesticide-free milkweed in your garden, balcony, patio or even window sill.  Sign this letter to the EPA asking for tougher restrictions on the industrial pesticides that are killing off the milkweed that monarchs need to survive.

Thank you!