Regina Geoghan, a friend of this blog, has a dandy column on wildnewjersey.tv, about the importance of butterflies. Here’s a sample:
“They are much more than just a pretty face put on this earth to bring us joy when we see them in flight.
“More than 100 crops are dependent upon pollination to produce the food that we eat and it is estimated that 80 percent of them are pollinated by insects.
“While bees are the most efficient and productive pollinators, butterflies are also at the top of the list in terms of their contribution to the health of our environment and our food supply.”
The link is here. (Thanks, Regina!)