NATIONAL LEARN ABOUT BUTTERFLIES DAY
Observed annually, March 14th is National Learn About Butterflies Day. Spring and summer are just right around the corner, so it is a good time to take a few minutes and learn something new about butterflies and appreciate their beauty.
Butterflies need our help to survive as they rely on flowers and other natural sources for survival. We can help them by planting more flowers.
- There are more than 20,000 types of butterflies worldwide
- Their wing spans can range from 1/2 inch to 11 inches.
- Butterflies in their adult stage can live from a week to nearly a year, depending on the species.
- Many butterflies migrate over long distances. Particularly famous migrations are those of the Monarch butterfly from Mexico to the northern USA and southern Canada, a distance of about 2500 to 3000 miles.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Read up on butterflies or find a good sunny spot to watch some. Use #LearnAboutButterfliesDay to post on social media.
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