Why monarch butterflies are dwindling, and what you can do

by 1389 on August 19, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), animals, PSA

I hate the fact that leftist eco-freaks have hijacked the valid Judaeo-Christian tradition of responsible stewardship of the environment. and have subverted and perverted it to their own ends. The environment is here to be used and cared for in a responsible manner. To that end, I present the following:

Plight of the Monarch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwb50jDl6r0

Published on Mar 7, 2013 by DogtownArtworks

As milkweed goes, so goes the monarch butterfly.

“Plight of the Monarch,” a new 22-minute documentary by fine art photographers Cindy and Kirby Pringle, looks the crucial role milkweed plays in the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly. Because milkweed is disappearing — it is being mowed and sprayed by herbicides — so is the monarch butterfly. The reason is simple, but not so easily solved: loss of habitat. The butterfly needs milkweed to survive and when milkweed disappears — so will the monarch.

All the video and photographs are by the Pringles, except for the last image in the film. Original music is by Will DeSelms and Bruce Parker.

The Pringles are the authors of three books and are available to show their documentary and talk about the monarch butterfly to butterfly organizations, Audubon Society chapters, garden clubs, nature organizations, schools, libraries and other environmental groups. Feel free to contact them at Pringle.Photography (@) gmail.com or stop by their website at www.dogtownartworks.com

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1 Gramfan August 20, 2013 at 10:03 am

I have had the amazing experience of seeing their entire life-cycle from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.

It was incredible for me as a teacher, and for my class, to be able to watch the entire process.

Thanks for posting this!

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