Monarch butterflies play an important role in the plant life cycle. Like other pollinators, butterflies fertilize plants, including corn, carrots, broccoli, kale, pumpkin, and many other delicious vegetables we eat each day.
Sadly, the monarch population is in sharp decline for many reasons. Many of its natural habitats where milkweed grows have been destroyed by herbicides and the growth of towns and cities. Pesticides sprayed on crops and in yards also threaten monarch populations. More severe storms caused by climate change have made it harder for monarch butterflies to migrate. Now, the monarch butterfly is critically endangered.
You can join the effort to bring back monarch
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How To Help
Write a Letter
Write to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and ask them to put the monarch butterfly on the list of endangered species.