Nature Walk: Monarch Butterflies
For most birds, mammals, and insects the season for reproduction is spring or summer. In the case of butterflies, it is typically in the late spring or summer when there is an abundance of food for the larval stages, nectar for adults and warm temperatures to promote activity. While much of the insect world goes about its business unnoticed, monarch butterflies are banded and monitored by individuals across the country. They are a favorite among school children and likely have been studied more than any other butterfly species.
On a particularly busy day, the perfect way to combat stress can be to take a few moments alone in nature. Admire quiet, graceful creatures like the Monarch to refocus and re-energize yourself for the rest of the week.
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