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Plight of the Monarchs
40 in(84 cm x 102 cm)
Every autumn, monarch butterflies migrate from the U.S. to Mexico where they hibernate in trees for the winter. They make the flight back every spring. In both seasons, hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies fill the sky and land in my back yard for a rest and meal, beckoning me to enjoy their beauty.
Monarchs need warmth to survive, and due to the changing climate, monarch butterflies are being drastically reduced with fewer and fewer of them actually making it to their hibernation habitat. Everyone can be a part of the solution. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a webpage dedicated to the monarch butterfly with information on how individuals, communities, and the agriculture industry can help.
Fabric, paint, wire
Hand quilted, thread sketched, hand sewn