The monarch butterfly’s beautiful appearance and lively colors make it the perfect pollinator to start the conversation. Historically found from Mexico to Canada, monarchs are known for their impressive multigenerational migration. However, they have suffered a severe decline in population – decreasing from one billion in 1996 to 140 million in 2016.
It is thanks to pollinators that we have honey, tree fruits, berries, grapes, avocados, coffee, tomatoes, chocolate, sugarcane, agave, and other dietary staples.
By starting a conversation and participating in The Monarch Initiative, we can all help pollinators help us.
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