MUNCHIMONSTER MONARCH CLUB
JOIN KIDS ACROSS AMERICA & SAVE THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY! THEY ARE BECOMING EXTINCT DUE TO LOSS OF HABITAT & FOOD. PLANT MILKWEED TODAY! MAKE YOUR BLOCK A MONARCH BLOCK! AND PLANT FLOWERS FOR BOTH THE BEES & THE BUTTERFLIES!
START A MONARCH CORRIDOR ON YOUR BLOCK! Monarchs are not only miraculous, magical and beautiful, but they are also necessary for our food. Monarchs, like bees, pollinate crops. Due to over-development in the USA and the rampant propagation of mutant GMO plants, ( derived from laboratory-manufactured seed ), we are losing the habitat that sustains the Monarchs.MONARCHS ARE NOW AN ENDANGERED SPECIES. In 1996 over-wintering Monarchs in Mexico covered approx 45 acres of forest. Today is is less than 2 acres, (a little over the size of a football field ). How scary is that?
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE It is simple. 1- Plant milkweed. 2- Water your milkweed. 3- Never use any pesticide on your milkweed. (Monarchs get sick from pesticides). 4- Encourage others to plant. 5- Make a ‘Monarch Habitat’ sign & put it next to your milkweed. 6- PLANT TODAY RIGHT NOW!
MONARCH BREEDING Monarchs ONLY lay eggs on milkweed. Monarch caterpillars ONLY eat milkweed leaves. No milkweed, no monarchs, no food.
FACTS Once a caterpillar has eaten all it needs from the milkweed it will crawl away from the plant and look for a suitable spot in which to pupate. In this spot he/she will perform the miracle of rearranging itself from a larva, to crysalis/pupa, to a winged butterfly. ( Do not touch or move the pupa ). Monarchs live approx two weeks, unless they are migrating. They have personalities like any other sentient being. Unless you have cared for a butterfly that can’t fly, you wouldn’t know this.
VIDEOS: LARVAE TO PUPA TO BUTTERFLY Last month I witnessed the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly up close! I named my new friend George The 5th ( a female). Usually it takes 9-14 days to emerge, but George gave me a scare and did not come out until day 17! She emerged in the afternoon so she did not fly until the next day.
STAY TUNED! I am posting more videos so check back to see George emerging from her pupa & drying out her wings!
MUNCHIMONSTER MONARCH CLUB How to earn the certificate:
1- plant milkweed 2- learn about the monarch life cycle 3- learn about monarch migration 4- learn how the monarch smells, tastes, sees, and drinks. Then you may download the certificate & color it in