"This talk by Dr. Chip Taylor, Founder and Director of Monarch Watch, has much info about the migration, this year's population numbers and hazards they face. A terrific illustrated lecture with slides filling most of the screen.." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh42KGh-TkE ~Via 'Milkweeds For Monarch Waystations" on Facebook
Why monarch butterflies’ numbers are in freefall. Monarch populations have been gradually declining over the last eight years. One reason could be a loss of habitat, Mr. Davis says. Monarchs rely exclusively on the milkweed plant to reproduce, but over the years milkweed has been treated aggressively with pesticides. Always too much pesticides :(
Magnetic Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle Montessori Work--This 9-piece set includes: 4 magnetic eggs 1 magnetic milkweed leaf 1 caterpillar 1 magnetic tree branch 1 chrysalis 1 monarch butterfly Hand crafted using 100% wool felt and wool fibers, cotton embrodery thread, poly sewing thread, and ultra-strong neodymium magnets. They are stuffed with 100% natural cotton and bamboo fiber.