Did you know?

  • Of the 160 butterfly species in Florida about 20 have declined significantly with most found in South Florida
  • One of the butterflies with a serious reduction in population is the Monarch, which is now on the endangered list. 
  • The Monarch's population has decreased as have other butterflies due to the loss of habitat, use of pesticides, disease and climate change-related weather patterns.
  • Pollinators, like butterflies are vital for strong healthy ecosystems as flowering plants produce breathable oxygen, help purify water, prevent erosion, and require pollination for reproduction. We can't live without them.