Saturday, May 11, 2024

Monarch Butterflies on Mother's Day

One Tree Planted just put out a video about planting trees for monarch butterflies on Mother's Day. Before she passed away, my mother lived in a seniors home in Surrey. Each Mothers Day they would invite the grand kids in and release monarch butterflies. Which is even more important now with all this aerial spraying for gypsy moths. We used to think butterflies just lived for a day but this migration of the monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico is impressive.

Apparently planting Oyamel fir trees help the Monarch butterflies in their migratory journey. Arbour day in spring is dedicated to tree planting. As my father would say, plant shade tress under which you know you'll never rest. Reforestation instead of deforestation,


  1. Great story, thank you for posting it.

    1. It's still hard for me to get my brain around the fact that they migrate so far. We were told butterfly just live for a day.


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