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Monarch butterflies travel thousands of miles each year to "overwinter" in the forests of sunny Mexico. The forests provide unique conditions which enable these gorgeous creatures to survive in freezing temperatures and conserve energy stores until


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Mari 's (1356)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 8:57 am
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Mari 's (1356)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 8:58 am
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Past Member (0)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 8:59 am
These butterflys are just gorgeous and like many animals/insects in the wold they need & must have trees..............................

So.......Plant life........Plant trees.............................

Mari 's (1356)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 9:04 am
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More pictures. More awesome stories!

Holly Troubetzkoy (167)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 9:57 am
Mari, there was a significant fire a few years after it was first discovered and published in National geographic that the butterflied did indeed go to tese trees for the winter. Millions of butterflies were lost and I thought that was the beginnning of the replanting campagne. NOw with logging more must be done. It is a hard life, even for the butterflies.

Glenda S (13)
Monday November 19, 2007, 4:15 am
I am probably way off the mark here, but........
In about 1996 when I was first coming to terms with genetic modification and it's implications there was quite a lot about the monarch butterfly disappearing. From what I understand it was the areas that grow corn that were the worst affected.
Caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly do not actually feed on corn plants they eat the leaves of milkweed plants. The problem is that milkweed plants grow as weeds in or around corn crops, so when corn pollen is shed onto the leaves of milkweed plants, Monarch caterpillars eat the pollen as well. Non-GM corn pollen is usually not toxic to Monarch butterfly caterpillars, but the Bt insecticide is present in small amounts in the pollen of those GM corn varieties that contain Bt genes. A laboratory study has shown that if Monarch caterpillars eat enough insecticide-containing pollen from GM corn, they will be exposed to a sufficient quantity of insecticide so that they either die or they fail to thrive.
This has been disputed as many of the problems with GM have.

Pamela Salomon (255)
Monday November 19, 2007, 6:02 am
noted. Thanks

Soledad Posac (60)
Monday November 19, 2007, 7:24 am
Noted, thanks

La Olsen (134)
Monday November 19, 2007, 9:47 am
This would be great for Christmas gifts!

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday November 19, 2007, 10:34 am
Mari, please feel free to post this in my Mexico group.

I have monarch butterflies in my patio, they are so beautiful!


Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday November 19, 2007, 10:36 am

Mari feel free to post this note in my Mexico group

I have monarch buterflies in my patio, they are beautiful.


Sharon Ross (216)
Monday November 19, 2007, 12:45 pm
Noted thanks.

Mari 's (1356)
Monday November 19, 2007, 5:54 pm
Joined and posted Teresa!! Thankyou very much!

I also created an action alert blog:

Thankyou to all who are noting!!!!


Linda H (199)
Monday November 19, 2007, 8:36 pm
Noted Thanks for posting this Mari. These butterflies are absolutely beautiful. My son is a very sensitive and would not hurt anyone. Well he got involved with the wrong person and he is now in prison. In his last letter
he wrote how he was able to coach a butterfly onto his finger and he just sat there and enjoyed it's beauty till
flew away.He watched it with tears in his eyes.So beautiful,the things he does not see any more. Fl prisons are
not a place for someone like him. I do not know if he will make it. As long as he has butterflies he will be OK

Sandra M Z (114)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 12:00 am
Glenda, you are Right on the mark. There was a huge die off of Monarch Butterflies due to the Bt crops. It's a harbinger for what might happen to us after WE are experimented on with these unnatural foods, or what might happen to our own food supply? I used to have monarchs and a number of yellow monarchs come to my garden every year. This year I believe I saw a small orange one, and one yellow one. No more bumblebees, and way less honeybees. Huge die off of honeybees also, from a mite infestation a number of years ago, and now they appear to be confused, they can't find their way back to their hives and are disappearing. Perhaps due to cell phones or cell phone towers, I can't remember. Anyway, way less visitors to my garden than over the last 27 years. I love road trips but that is another huge problem, butterflies get sucked into the front end of the cars on high speed roads, lot's ot them. It is indeed perilous to be alive whether your an insect, bird, animal, plant, tree, or human! 7 billion of us a swarm using up every resource, we have to quantum leap to a bigger thought of ourselves and our world, and demand it of our leaders! Noted, Mari, thanks!

Mari 's (1356)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 3:21 am
Holly, Glenda & Sandra.... Thankyou! The Truth is always nice to hear and also nice to know.

Glenda S (13)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 3:40 am
HI Sandra,
As you mentioned the great quantum leap, for me it is one of the great movements that is growing world wide. More and more people are connecting and sharing. I am a member of the intention experiment, the noetic society through shift in action and The Alliance For A New Humanity For Global Transformation.
Positive thought, pure foods, no chemicals..........this is growing world wide..........the possibilities are amazing.
I am looking forward to the shift movie when it is completed.

Dianna W (7)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 8:10 am
Thank You for bringing this to our attention. Have a Great Day.

bernadette p (20)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 8:24 am
i agree we save them they special and get mre people to save them also

. (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 12:39 pm
This year I was lucky to see a greater number of Monarch butterflies throughout our yard than has been here in a number of years. I watched them for hours, delighted and awed by them and their beauty. Noted with thanks, Mari.

C D Allen (164)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 1:28 pm
thanks...flying flowers are kewl!!! and so are you!!!

serge vrabec (278)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 8:07 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Mari because you have done so within the last week.
Thx Mari!

Ann Stickel (12)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 9:21 pm
Thanks Mari -- One by one we are loosing some of the most beautiful living things on the earth. Each little reminder helps keep our vigil up. Thanks Glenda and Sandra for your sharing of knowledge.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 23, 2007, 10:08 am
One insect I have not seen in more than a few years is the lightening bug!!

It is very disheartening to read & know how many living parts of nature have vanished........My childhood was full of them.

What has man done??????????????????

PLANT LIFE........PLANT TREES.........................

Darlene K (356)
Monday November 26, 2007, 10:39 am
There is a great change all living organisms have been going through for the last few years, and this change will continue at a greater intensity over the next few years, to come....
Many are awakening to this change in different areas of the world through positive energy. The strongly aligned will have to help the weak spirited to endure, and brighten their light. The comments to this story, by you wonderful souls, gives hope back to mankind, even though they are faced with reaping what they have sown.

LISA C (15)
Thursday November 29, 2007, 2:57 pm

Lion Lion (12)
Tuesday December 4, 2007, 4:08 am are doing a great job

Brandy Huston (230)
Monday December 24, 2007, 8:31 pm
Noted Thanks Mari. I will be posting this in the Tree Lovers Around the World Magazine and Daily Newspaper.

ivona P (145)
Wednesday March 11, 2009, 11:49 am
Noted.Thank you Mari.
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