Poor butterflies :(( and a question for some people

Jonathan Sylvestre josylvestre at sympatico.ca
Mon Sep 25 17:58:17 EDT 2000

This weekend, I made a butterflies exhibit at Villeroy, Quebec, Canada.
Nearly 3000-4000 visitors came and in those visitors, at least 50, maybe 100
asked me this question :

"Did you remark that butterflies are more rarer while the years pass ? When
I was young there was hundred of butterflies every where near the house, in
the fields, near woods.. but now I don't see butterflies very often even if
im still leaving far of cities"

I heard such thing during all the weekend... Off course it the same as my
observations, but im surprise that average people that don't really know
butterflies remark the decline of butterflies..

Pollution, destruction of habitats, forest, field, rivers, bog, etc..
urbanisation, .. are the causes...  that was the answer I gave.. but when
people asked me what we can do.. the only thing I was able to say is that
they can make a little garden too feed butterflies and their larva.. but
that will not save all the butterflies they respond me...

So what can each people to help butterflies and moth is my question.. any
answer ?

If butterflies are an indicator of the nature health..  poor children...

have a nice day anyway

Jonathan Sylvestre
josylvestre at sympatico.ca

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