“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”– Margaret Mea
As of 2016, the Monarch butterfly was officially added to the Endangered Species list in the United States due to the precipitous decline in its population. Some sources say that we’ve lost over 90% of the Monarch population in the past 25 years. According the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this is due to loss of habitat, pesticide use and a changing climate. https://www.fws.gov/midwest/monarch
The Monarch larvae are dependent on the milkweed plant for survival and this is where we can all help!