Butterflies

Photo: Ron Mader, Human Butterfly Butterfly = a nectar-feeding insect with two pairs of large, typically brightly colored wings that are covered with microscopic scales. Butterflies are distinguished from moths by having clubbed or dilated antennae, holding their wings erect when at rest, and being active by day. Wikipedia: Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas include Rosario, Chincua, Cerro …

Monarch Butterflies

Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Monarch on the milkweed The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. Headlines‘A cause for worry’: Mexico’s monarch butterflies drop by 26% in yearHow a poisonous plant became breakfast, lunch and dinner for monarchshttps://qz.com/1480192/monarch-populations-in-the-us-west-are-down-86-this-yearEavesdropping on Monarchs – @robflute Center for Biological Diversity CampaignSave Western Monarch Butterflies#MonarchEmergency …

Insects

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez, Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Insect = a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings EssayWhile most nature travelers do not go out of their way to inspect the insects, it would be a far less interesting world without ants, bees, butterflies and the host …