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by Anishka Jha | 06-08-2020 22:30 recommendations 0

Its reddish-orange wings laced with black vein like markings  and a black border around its wings dotted with white spots looks magnificient. When the wings wide open it looks like stained glass windows! Yes it is one of the magical species of our earth that is well recognized for its striking beauty and incredible natural history. It is none other than monarch butterfly.

Unfortunately North American monarchs are declining gradually and western monarchs populations now stand at less than 1% of historical levels, and eastern monarch populations range between 20­–30% .Three-quarters of British butterflies are in decline. Reasons being uncontrolled use of pesticides, herbicides and urban development leading to the decimation of their breeding habitats.

Additionally climate change has affected the overall health of monarch butterflies as well as there has been a deterioration of resting sites like trees where they rest for months during winters.

Let us take small steps locally to save this beautiful creature.

We should request our local authority, clubs or municipality to grow pollinator wildflower gardens in the parks etc.

Local farmers should be encouraged to let grow some native wild flowers alongside their farm land or ditches and no chemical spray should be sprayed on them.

Lastly milkweed is very essential for the monarch butterflies to thrive. We should plant more milkweed in our backyard or field.

Monarch butterflies are just not an important part of our biodiversity but also an important element of the food chain. They are prey for birds, bats and other insectivorous animals but it is one of the most ignored species. We need to be an environmental steward for the monarchs in order to maintain equilibrium in our eco system as they are indicators of a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems. Disappearance of these beautiful creatures is not just a loss of vivacious colors on our planet  but it also provide a wide range of environmental benefits, including pollination and natural pest control.

credit - butterfly-conservation.org, national geographic

photo credit -luriegarden.org


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Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Aniska
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for this report
    Green cheers
    Keep writing
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 20-09-2020 21:13

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Anishka Jha, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    It is so unfortunate that the human activities are changing the environment not friendly to many animals and insects to live on the earth. Rapid declination in Monarch butterfly population clearly shows that there is a collapse in the ecosystem. Thank you for your article that deals with this situation.

    Green cheers.
    Posted 17-08-2020 00:21

  • Shobita Neupane says :
    Hello Anishka!
    You have always made big contribution to the sustainability. Thank you for the writing. Continue good work
    Posted 12-08-2020 17:46

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Anishka

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on MONARCH OF OUR ECO SYSTEM

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 09-08-2020 22:30

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hello Anishka,
    Thank you very much for your report on MONARCH OF OUR ECO SYSTEM. I never knew that milkweed is very essential for the monarch butterflies to thrive. I hope there will be balance of every creatures in the earth.
    Green cheers~
    Posted 07-08-2020 17:45

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Anishka Jha this is mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for telling me many interesting facts about monarch butterfly! It's sad to know that the components of the ecosystem are becoming increasingly extinct. It's even more so when humans are responsible for such extinction. However, it is fortunate that we are at the stage where we can try and save it again. Every single component of the ecosystem is precious and essential, so let's try.

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 07-08-2020 11:58

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Anishka,

    I hope you are fine and doing great!

    Its great to know about Monarch butterfly.Butterfly are beautiful creature .Its sad to know that number of monarch butterfly are declining .

    Thanks for sharing!


    Posted 06-08-2020 23:23

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