Every year, the monarch butterfly makes a gruelling 4,000 kilometre migratory trek to its wintering grounds and back. That’s like completing 95 marathons! Besides sheer exhaustion, these majestic butterflies are struggling to find a place to land when they reach Mexico (as their habitat is being robbed by deforestation). And in Canada and the United States? Agriculture and citizens spray their crops and gardens with pesticides and herbicides – killing off their primary food source – the milkweed. The fact of the matter is, the monarch could use a little help.
Adult wingspan is approximately 9–10 cm. Adult (butterfly) wings are orange with black veins. The hind and forewings have a double row of white spots within a thick black border. There are pale orange and white...
Forests & Fields: WILD Spaces for Monarchs
Monarchs plunging populations need our help – and fast. Your students will do just that as you gently guide them through our WILD Spaces for Monarchs program.
Forests & Fields: Pledge to Make Your Garden a Safe Place for Monarchs
Let’s make a difference to the majestic monarch today.
Forests & Fields: Pollinators... From Flowers to Food to Our Future
In this educational unit, you will find classroom resources and activities to help your students understand the science and value of pollination, recognize the threats facing pollinators, and act in responsible...
You Can Save the Monarch in Your Backyard with This...
How can one change make a difference for this delicate butterfly? Read on to find out.
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Forests & Fields: Pollinators
Pollination is one of the most important ecological processes on the planet. But our pollinators are in trouble due to a loss of habitat, toxic chemicals, parasites, diseases and climate change.