As you get up in the middle of the night for a glass of water, your path to the kitchen will be lit by a brilliant monarch nightlight. Monarchs are among our favorite creatures, probably because they are so beautiful and fascinating at the same time.
Did you know that monarchs migrate thousands of miles each year, flying south from Canada to California and Mexico? Their descendants return to the same spot each year, guided by some mysterious force. For instance, the towns of Pacific Grove and Pismo Beach have special monarch sanctuaries, so the insects can winter by the coast in tall eucalyptus trees.
Despite the fact that these butterflies are beloved, their population is diminishing. The milkweed plant, which they depend upon for survival, is being destroyed. Also, there is growing concern they’re possibly being harmed by genetically modified crops.Buy Now