#LearnAboutButterfliesDay – Nat’l Learn About Butterflies Day

Calendar Here.

Flower season is almost here! Flowers can bring in wonderful butterfly visitors. Today is a day that highlights educating yourself about butterflies.

Butterfly facts:

  • 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:

National Calendar – read about them or go find a nice spot to butterfly watch.

Butterfly Friendly Flowers:

If you want butterfly visitors plant nectar and pollen rich flowers. Keep your gardening pesticides butterfly friendly or figure out ‘natural’ methods that don’t hurt butterflies. This ensures at least a few friends popping in.

Bee balm, Phlox, Zinnia, Lavender, Daylily, Cosmos are just a few flowers that can help bring visiting butterflies. There’s way more out there these are just a few I typed in.

Now for books that include Butterflies on their book cover. Whether they educate you on butterflies or not..ehh.

A fantasy novel that involves reincarnation. When Ana is born though a soul vanishes and they do not know why. There are dragons and sylphs and romance in this book.

Incarnate – Jodi Meadows

The Butterfly and the Flame by Dana De Young. In a future that looks very much like today in certain parts of the world — things are strict and very oppressive. It’s 2404 women cannot work, adultery is punished with lashings,
and being gay is a capital offense.

Emily is being forced into a forced marriage to her landlords son — problem force marriage & she was born a boy. She with her brother flee toward freedom to continue being herself.

To Come and Go like Magic by Katie Pickard Fawcett — young adult story about a twelve year old named Chili.

Told in vignettes and set in 1970s

Toxic Part One by Addison Moore — Celestre #7 – there’s eight as I’m writing this.

An angel war is happening everything is going bad fast for Skyla.

Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett. A coming of age set in the 80s in Australia.

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