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National Start Seeing Monarchs Day – First Saturday In May

National Start Seeing Monarchs Day First Saturday In May

National Start Seeing Monarchs Day First Saturday In May

NATIONAL START SEEING MONARCHS DAY

National Start Seeing Monarchs Days is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May.  This day has been established in an effort to keep the Monarch butterfly from being added to the endangered species list.

The Monarch butterfly is a milkweed butterfly.  It may be the most familiar North American butterfly because it’s wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern.  Monarchs typically reach  3 1/2 to 4″ in size.  In the fall, they migrate south to warmer climates.  In the spring they return further north.

CELEBRATE

How can you help prevent the extinction of the Monarch butterfly? You can plant a variety of native milkweeds in your backyard, a safe haven for all pollinators, like the Monarch butterfly. Without milkweed, the Monarch will cease to exist, so we need people to start planting Monarch Waystations in their backyards, safe havens where Monarchs don’t have to worry about herbicides, pesticides and GMO’s affecting their daily meals. You can tell your friends about what you’re doing and get them to join in on the fun; the more Monarch Waystations, the better! You can stop using those chemicals that harm so many of the small creatures we rely upon to pollinate our fruits and vegetables; think about using organic alternatives that are much more environmentally friendly. Last, but not least, you can visit startseeingmonarchs.org and Monarchwatch.org to educate yourself on everything that is Monarch! It’s time to take action! Be a part of the solution for this beautiful winged creature.

Mark your calendar and help us to START SEEING MONARCHS on the first Saturday in May!

HISTORY

National Start Seeing Monarchs Day was proclaimed by the Registrar of National Day Calendar on April 22, 2015.

DATES
May 2, 2015
May 7, 2016
May 6, 2017
May 5, 2018
May 4, 2019

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