Revitalizing the Monarch Butterfly
Fostering the Flyway by the Byway
Monarch butterflies are in trouble. In the last 20 years, their population has dwindled from more than a billion to just 150 million, a nearly 82% decline that has been observed with alarm along the Delaware River which serves as a flyway for the annual migration of Northeastern Monarchs from their summer breeding grounds to their wintering roosts in central Mexico.
Monarch brochure highlights:
- The Monarch’s life cycles and cross-continental migration patterns, conservation efforts that can be easily undertaken in one’s back yard to grow milkweed and nectar plants that are critical to their survival.
- Tips on how to attract Monarch’s and best mowing practices to minimize negative impacts on their survival. Including listing five native milkweed plants.
- A list of available pollinator plants in this area, and how to participate in national campaigns that are underway to protect the species are also included.
- Fun facts including how to tell the difference between male and female Monarchs, as well as Viceroy.
This 16-panel, full-color brochure, which opens up to a 15 x 18-inch poster layout titled “Bring Home the Butterflies… And the Birds & Bees, and Bats & Beetles and Other Pollinators” addresses the significance of the Monarch declines.
Resources For Kids of All Ages…
Journey North: learner.org/jnorth
Plan Native: PlantNative.org
Million Pollinator Gardens Challenge: MillionPollinatorGardens.org
Monarch Joint Venture: monarchjointventure.org
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project: mlmp.org
Monarch Watch – Education, Conservation, Research: monarchwatch.org
United States Forest Service – Monarch Education:
The Wild Center: wildcenter.org
Xerces Society: xerces.org