Dorothy and Leo Keeler are wildlife photographers and founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Their newest project offers creative incentives to help restore monarch butterflies across North America. September 19, 2012
Monarch butterfly numbers are plummeting. In response, wildlife photographers and founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Dorothy and Leo Keeler, have created and posted a project on Kickstarter.com. Their project, Milkweed for Monarchs Butterfly Garden, is designed to help restore monarch butterflies across North America by offering creative gifts to people who contribute to their butterfly garden project and are inspired to create Monarch Waystations of their own.
“Our goal is to help restore monarch butterflies across North America, starting with our own yard.” says Dorothy Keeler. “Our project will create a Monarch Waystation here, inspire and reward people across the country who plant milkweed, and encourage students and gardeners involvement in helping Monarchs.
Monarch Waystations (monarch habitats) are gardens that include the right plants to support the entire monarch life cycle...In 1996, genetically modified corn and soybeans were introduced that were resistant to an herbicide commonly referred to as Roundup...Over 100 million acres of habitat have been lost due to these genetically modified crops.
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