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This spring I read about the mass genocide of monarch butterflies in their over-wintering forests in Mexico. Global warming and deforestation contributed to cold rain that washed them away or froze them to death (along with local humans, one should add). I have a 2,000 square foot native plant garden focusing on monarchs--milkweed, liatris, goldenrod, joe-pye weed. I wrote an article for a regional paper on the topic. I bring in monarch eggs and raise them until they are adult butterflies. It's estimated that by 2050 the monarch migration in North America may no longer exists due to suburbanization and chemical farming that destroys milkweed stands in the U.S., and the loss of suitable winter habitat due to climate change and deforestation. It is one thing, one species, but the act of it reverberates back through the garden in the plants I buy, in the seeds let loose in the air come fall, and the other species of insects and birds that benefit year round.