The Monarch butterfly population in the U.S. has declined more than 70% in the last 20 years. The reason? Human activity, such as eradicating milkweed (the Monarch’s primary food source) and the use of pesticides along migration routes, plus the effects of climate change.
All across the U.S., citizen scientists are growing milkweed in their yards, attracting butterflies that lay eggs that turn into beautiful caterpillars, that transform in gorgeous butterflies.
More info: Monarchbutterflygarden.net
Our First Monarch Butterfly Emerges from Chrysalis
Number 10 Monarch Butterfly Drying Her Wings
Number 10 Monarch Butterfly Posing Prettily
Number 2 Monarch Butterfly, Seconds After Emerging from Chrysalis
Number 6 Monarch Butterfly, Drying His Wings
Number 8 Monarch Butterfly Resting on Bougainvillea
Number 9 Monarch Butterfly Drying Her Wings
Monarch Caterpillar Transforming Into Chrysalis
Monarch Caterpillar on Native California Milkweed Plant
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