Bring Back the Beautiful Monarch Butterfly to Malibu, a traditional nesting location.
For generations, tens of thousands of Monarch Butterflies have “over wintered” in Malibu.
But today, their population is drastically diminished because of:
- over-trimming and cutting down of sycamore and eucalyptus roosting sites;
- use of pesticides; and,
- elimination of milkweed -the plant on which Monarch Butterflies lay their eggs.
Monarch butterflies are a visible element of our Malibu ecosystem. The rapid elimination of the monarch butterfly sends us a warning signal. Some people liken it to the “canary in the coal mine”.
We should be careful to not disrupt the Malibu environment that we love.
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