Saturday, June 4, 2016

Share Your Monarchs to Save the Monarchs!

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable species in North America and it’s in trouble. Climate change has intensified weather events that may impact monarch populations. Pesticide use can destroy the milkweed monarchs need to survive. Habitat loss and fragmentation has occurred throughout the monarch’s range.
Want to help spread the word about the importance of monarch butterflies? Next time you see a monarch, take a photo and share it with us! From now through the fall, we’re collecting monarch photos from across the country. Your photos can help educate others and create awareness.
Last year we received more than 750 photos from 45 states. This year, we can do even better! Keep your eyes open and see how many monarch butterflies, caterpillars, chrysalises and eggs you can photograph!
Already have a photo? Submit it now!
Other ways to help:
  • Plant milkweed and nectar plants that are native to your area.
  • Garden organically to minimize your impact on monarchs, their food plants and other pollinators.
  • Become a citizen scientist and monitor monarchs in your area.
  • Educate others about pollinators, conservation and how they can help. 
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