The monarch butterfly’s beautiful appearance and lively colors make it the perfect pollinator to start a conversation about the connections between people and nature.
Monarchs are known for their impressive multigenerational migration, spanning from Mexico to Canada. However, they have suffered a severe decline in population – decreasing from approximately one billion in 1996 to only about 100 million in 2016.
The monarch’s decline highlights the important role insects, pollinators, and natural systems play in our daily lives and the urgent need for protection efforts. It is thanks to pollinators that we have honey, potatoes, 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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