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Kim Eierman

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Declining Species: A Huge Red Flag

The recent press on the dramatic decline in Monarch butterflies prompted me to write this letter just published in the “Community Views” section of The Journal News. Please read and share. We can make a tremendous positive impact through our own actions!

http://www.lohud.com/article/20131219/OPINION/312190073/Declining-species-huge-red-flag

from Kim Eierman at EcoBeneficial

Photo: Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed
Photo credit: Flickr_thoeflich

2 Comments

  1. Dennis Rittenhouse on December 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Saw 1 or 2 butterflies, period, this summer. Lots of cabbage moths, but…doing my best as a chemical-free honey bee steward to keep the hives going..not easy. I’m going to try to find milkweed seeds to plant in my wildflower garden. Already have 3 butterfly bushes. Please keep up the level of awareness for all of us, even those of us close to the earth. Constant reminders are good for our planet. Not seeing many winter birds yet.



  2. Kim Eierman on December 24, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Thanks Dennis. Every bit helps! You can make a big impact in your own landscape. Start making your planting list for spring. Thanks for your comment. Best, Kim



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