Why the Monarch?
The Monarch butterfly is a creature that captivates both children and adults. Through the magic of metamorphosis, the teeny caterpillars grow into majestic adult butterflies that have the amazing ability to migrate over 2000 miles from their summer habitats in the U.S. and Canada to their overwintering habitats in Mexico. The monarchs need us to act because both their summer and winter habitats are declining. We believe that by involving children in our program, we can save the monarch for future generations to enjoy.
Why it matters:
In the USA & Canada:
Over 6,000 acres of monarch milkweed habitat is vanishing every day because of urban
sprawl and the use of herbicides on farmlands.
In the Mexican highlands:
Illegal logging has destroyed half of the monarch’s winter habitat and more habitat is disappearing every day.