The Monarch butterfly is currently in trouble. I had wondered why we were seeing fewer and fewer of these iconic orange and black butterflies. In 2006, on our property, one could count 20 - 30 butterflies a day, nectaring on our wildflowers. Their current population is less than 3/4 of normal, and each year sees fewer of these glorious creatures. Scientists are working to discover the mystery of their disappearance - before its too late! As I became aware that these lovely insects were fading fast, I researched ways to try to help them, before they disappear forever. In the next few pages, I will summarize my activities and what I am doing to try to help all pollinators, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.
Please click the "next" buttons below, to visit each year's summary, including photos of our work. If you are not familiar with the problem revealed by these canary-in-the-coalmine butterflies, please visit the links suggested below.
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