March 14th is National Learn About Butterflies Day! Summer is right around the corner, so it is an excellent 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 northern USA and southern Canada, a distance of about 2,500 to 3,000 miles.
HOW TO OBSERVE: Read about butterflies or find a good sunny spot to watch them! Use #LearnAboutButterfliesDay to post on social media and don’t forget to tag & like Monarch Landscape Management!
GET INVOLVED: You can also visit the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and learn all about the different types of butterflies while they sit on your shoulder! For more information about this spectacular habitat, click here.