Having and taking care of a garden can no longer give a person the same satisfaction, as long as a chance to life for the monarch butterflies is not possible. According the recent statistics it has been observed that the butterfly population has had to face many difficulties in their attempt to maintain their kind.
Within the last decade, a very big part of the butterfly community in America has disappeared. Taking into consideration this recent drop in number, both scientist and gardeners have agreed that drastic changes and improvements should be taken into effect in order to save and ensure their continuity, especially the one of the Monarch butterflies.
Man of course, will appear to be to blame for this high mortality. It has been proved that the pesticides, various solutions used on plants and grass have led to the death of not only butterflies, but also many more insects such as bees, flies, a.s.o. Especially during the winter, specialists have recommended that plants and trees should no longer be disturbed for fear of not destroying the eggs of butterflies.
A garden can no longer be considered only a delightful and peaceful place to spend time as long as the butterfly community keeps dying.
Out of them all, according to devotee of this cause Mary Mackenzie, it is believed that the Monarch butterfly represents the most vulnerable species. In her attempt to save the declining population, Mary has established her own garden by planting seeds and nurturing them and thus, allowing the Monarch butterflies to develop in a well-established region. Plants such as Lilac and Lavender are some of the flower which are highly recommended for the Monarch population.
According to one of her latest books, Mary clearly states that ‘a butterflies life in not easy’. Having to grow on plants and feed from them, the Monarch larvae’s are being provided both shelter and a source of food. At the beginning of their lives, butterflies usually face a high risk of being attacked by other insects such as spiders, bees and why not even lizards.
Thus, not only man but also external factors and predators from nature present a great risk for the Monarch community. It is a matter of choice for every person, whether or not to get involved in the cause. All it takes is a garden, some spare time and of course passion for wild life and nature, so that even the smallest beings such as butterflies and other insects can be live a prosperous life.