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Plant a seed for peace. The Monarch butterfly: a symbol for worldwide healing.
Boca Raton, FL, March 19, 2003 -- On New Years Day 2002 there was one Monarch butterfly for each person living in the United States. There are still 287 million Americans, but most have not seen one Monarch butterfly last year. Monarch populations have lost numbers for decades due to urban sprawl, deforestation, herbicides, pesticides, disease, genetically engineered crops and droughts. This year a freak weather pattern devastated the colony wintering in the mountains of Central Mexico killing 220-280 million Monarchs. More than 75% of the total population froze to death. Yet, there's hope, if we all help.
Milkweed is the sole food source for Monarch caterpillars without it they will perish. "Our goal is to strengthen the 3,000 mile migration route of the Monarch butterfly across North America by increasing the amount of milkweed. One seed can make a difference, we need you to plant it." said Mr. Singer, Founder of the Live Monarch Foundation. By sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Foundation, you will receive free milkweed seeds and complete instructions to raise milkweed and Monarchs in your community.
Through their Web site (http://www.livemonarch.org), The Live Monarch
Foundation, in the past eight months, has distributed 1,700,000 free milkweed
seeds, educated 90,000 Internet surfers and raised and released 6,300
new Monarch butterflies as well as countless milkweed plants as part of
their comprehensive national campaign.