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Saving And Monitoring Monarch Butterflies in North America

The monarch butterfly migration is one of the most enchanting spectacles in the natural world. These large butterflies head up to Canada for the summer where locals can marvel at their beauty before it is time for them to head back to Mexico. The ongoing risks to insect and pollinators in the world means a growing desire to monitor and protect species. The last thing that we want is to see this migration end. That is why citizens and gardeners need to act now to play their part to save these beautiful butterflies.

The Monarch Migration Long Distance Challenge

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5 Common Butterflies in Canada

Canada is a country best known for its expensive 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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