March 14th Learn About Butterflies Day

What makes the spring so colorful? Well besides all the plants coming back to life there are the butterflies filling the air and making us smile as they float by just for our pleasure. We do need to remember they are an insect, it is easy to forget. The Monarch is probably the most recognized, and the Painted Lady lives the longest, for up to 12 months. Butterflies remind us that no matter how ugly things get around us they can always become something beautiful given enough time.

How to celebrate – Learn all the different types of butterflies (there are probably more than you think). Start a butterfly collection (seems a little morbid to me). Enjoy nature, they go perfect with your flower garden from a few days ago!

March 14th Learn About Butterflies Day

Did you know there are over 20,000 species of butterflies?

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They have wing spans that range from 1/4 of an inch up to 11 inches in width.

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Sadly, many only live as long as a week, while others no more than a year.

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Perhaps the best known butterfly, the Monarch, actually migrates from Mexico to Canada every year.

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How to celebrate – Buy a book about butterflies and see how many different varieties you can spot. Visit a butterfly garden and just relax and enjoy. Make a butterfly garden of your own.