My favorite place in this big, beautiful world in the Coronado Monarch Butterfly Preserve.
I've always dreamt of bringing my children to see the butterflies. But there is a HUGE problem: The monarch population has seen a 99.9% decline since the 1980s! This is due to climate change and deforestation affecting the growth of milkweed. Milkweed is where they lay their eggs and is the ONLY food for their caterpillars.
Luckily, these gorgeous invertebrates aren't extinct yet!
You can help the monarchs! Here's how:
I wrote this piece with my monarch friends in my heart. I want my children and my children's children to feel the same flutter of joy I felt when visiting the thousands of butterflies at the monarch preserve.
Together, we can save this species!
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