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5 Common Butterflies in Canada

Canada is a country best known for its expansive wilderness and animals such as the grizzly bear, the polar bear, beaver, porcupine, the moose and the shaggy bison just to mention a few. However, Canada is also home to a wide range of insect species including butterflies.

Butterflies fall under the classification of Lepidoptera. Their defining features include four(4) wings covered with flat scales which give them their color and even their patterns. The wings also play a huge role when it comes to the process of identifying butterflies. According to lepidopterists (butterfly watchers), butterflies are identified using features … Read More

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Intellectuals Seek Government Support In Saving The Monarch Butterflies

Strength In Numbers

A group of 200 academics is showing just how much they care about preserving the Monarch butterfly. This distinguished group which includes scientists, artists, and activists from all over the globe. They are petitioning all three North American governments to make an additional effort to save the butterflies.

Reliable figures stand together in this alliance, co-authoring an open letter sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, American President Barack Obama, and Mexican President Enrique Pena-Nieto.

Authors of this letter urging the national leaders to help maintain the Monarch migration. They are environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr., … Read More

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Butterflies – They Are What They Eat

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Butterflies are famous for indulging on nectar-bearing plants. Some of the favorites are milkweed, asters, black-eyed Susans and for long time butterfly spotters believes in all. There’s another butterfly. However, that likes to shake up the Lepidoptera world. It has shown to feed on the different menu of substances.

The Northern Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak ButterfliesThe Northern Oak Hairstreak Butterflies of Ontario are a rare sight. Nature enthusiasts have been pursuing protection for the winged insects for years. But even though the sightings for the Northern Oak Hairstreaks are limited, new studies on the butterflies are showing that they may … Read More

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