"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
This week we'll have a visit with the Monarch Butterfly Council.
These remarkable beings make a perilous migration thousands of miles from as far north as Canada to the temperate forests of Mexico and northern South America where they overwinter clinging to the ancient oyamel conifers in the millions. If the temperature rises by a tiny amount, the butterflies will fall out of the trees.
I just learned that Monarchs will overwinter in trees as far north as Virginia.
White Monarchs can be found in Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Monarchs have fine eyesight and remember certain colors that are essential to them.
The Monarch protect themselves by tasting awful to birds. This is accomplished by eating milkweed during the larval stage, which produces cardenolides, the only source of food for the larvae. However, mice are immune to the cardenolides and consume thousands of butterflies wherever they congregate.
I'm certain these amazing beings will have special messages for us. Please join us.
Kate Solisti is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Monarch Butterfly Council
Time: Jul 27, 2022 07:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 303 834 9150