These flame-colored beauties are threatened as they make their epic migration across the North American continent.
From milkweed destruction (one man’s weed is a certain caterpillar’s sole food source!) to diminished overwintering forest area in Mexico (59% decrease in 2013 compared to 2012), humans have managed to, well, ahem, do it again. Going for short term gain instead of considering the bigger picture.
What can you do?
- create a Monarch way-station
- plant a garden that will delight butterflies of all kinds
- hang this Monarch hoop art with your collection of nature-themed art and start a conversation
Butterfly of the long journey...see where it will take you.
I created this hoop art version using both free-motion embroidery and hand embroidery (lots of French knots!) with many different threads, onto vintage linen. It is lined with vintage cotton, tightly secured in a 5 inch diameter (13cm) wooden hoop, and is ready to hang by the screw on top. You will find an embroidered name tag (Danaus plexippus) tucked into the back, but not attached.
She will be right at home with your collection of nature inspired art.
Join me in donating! 3 euros for each one sold will be donated to The Nature Conservancy, whose work includes protection of habitats in order to “preserve the diversity of life on Earth.”
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