This week I had the pleasure of saving a Monarch butterfly from impending doom in a puddle of rain water. I lifted it onto my hand and discovered it was like a small bird with sturdy wings and long legs. I am in awe of these beautiful insect creatures who take a 5,000 kilometer migration journey from Canada to Mexico.
According to the WWF they say you can help the Monarchs by doing the following;
Planting milkweed: or by planting these and other butterfly friendly flowers:
- Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
- Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
- Canada goldenrod (Soilidago canadensis)