Live Monarch is an organization devoted to keeping the skies filled with Monarch butterflies. I received an email from them recently that offered interested educators opportunities to get their students involved with Monarch Butterfly populations in numerous ways.
Interesting facts (from www.livemonarch.org):
- Monarch butterflies from around North America begin a Southern migration down to Mexico for the winter and return in February in March.
- With the exception of the Monarchs who migrate to Mexico for the winter, the life span of an adult Monarch is 4-8 weeks. The migratory individuals can live from 8-9 months.
- Monarchs eat only milkweed, which is rapidly disappearing due to human development, which is why livemonarch.org sells milkweed plants and will send any takers milkweed seeds for free.
Go to www.livemonarch.org for a variety of ways that you (educator, parent, student, or just interested party) can help the Monarch Butterfly.