The book, which is titled ‘Raise Healthy Monarchs At Home’, offers readers a step-by-step guide to raising the beautiful butterflies in their homes and gardens. From the very first stage of encouraging the butterflies to lay their eggs, Megel’s advice is practical, actionable and easily followable for green thumbs, total novices and everyone in-between.
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The book release coincides with several distressing figures regarding climate change. According to Climate.gov, the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2005, and the world’s surface temperature has increased by a full two degrees. This has led to the increasing prevalence of extreme climatic events, rising sea levels, the melting of the polar ice-caps and the extinction of flora and fauna.
With all of these sobering statistics, it is not surprising that climate anxiety is now at an all-time high, with a large-scale global survey conducted by Nature.com revealing that nearly 60% of the global population now feels ‘very worried’ or ‘extremely worried’ about climate change.
As Jeanne Megel understands, with this anxiety often comes a sense of paralysis or helplessness. However, she believes that her new book offers readers a simple, enjoyable and deeply effective way to positively impact their local ecosystem.
Much as awareness regarding bees’ critical place in global ecosystems led to grassroots movements to protect them, the master gardener and conservationist shares the insights she has gathered promoting a thriving population of monarch butterflies in her local community of Greensboro, North Carolina with readers across America.
Like bees, monarchs are an essential pollinator that contributes to the health of the planet. Beautiful themselves, as Megel’s new book outlines, they also enrich the beauty of the natural environment by pollinating vast species of wildflowers.
As such, ‘Raise Healthy Monarchs At Home’ covers topics like harvesting monarch eggs and feeding, caring for, and finally releasing fully grown butterflies. In the case of issues or difficulties, the book also includes a chapter on first aid.
Jeanne Megel has a degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University and has decades of experience in various conservation projects. Most prominently, in restoring monarch butterfly populations in both Florida and North Carolina.
A spokesperson for the author said, “Not everyone can help save a coral reef. But everyone can help save the monarch butterfly and contribute to the health of our planet.”
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