Western Monarch Day
Western Monarch Day is an annual celebration observed on February 5th of every year. Butterflies are the ever loved creature by all the people of different age groups. They fly little higher and travels from place to place. Western Monarch is one variety of butterflies that make its annual migrations to the central coast of California. As with varying circumstances, Western Monarch is found to be declining in number. As to encourage people to save them and protect them from any further drop, Western Monarch Day is celebrated. The Day also celebrates and pays homage to the thousands of butterflies which make their return.
“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” – Gary Zukav
History of Western Monarch Day
The history, origin, founder, and the year from when the Western Monarch Day has been in the celebration are unknown. However, this Day celebrates the Western Monarch, a butterfly variety with a stunning mix of both grace and beauty. They return to the central California coast during the February to spend the winter during October through March. Thus the creator or organization has come up with a special Day for the Western Monarch in the same month. The Western Monarch’s migration is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.
Western Monarch butterflies will be a combination of gold, red, yellow and orange. Their migration can be tracked from the north and east to south and west, and then back again. They fly across the landscape in taking over the job of pollination. However, no individual butterfly will complete the entire round trip, and at least four generations are involved in this annual cycle. With higher percent of its population being declined, many organizations are involved in protecting this endangered species.
Other Celebrations on February 5
February 5 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate Western Monarch Day
Celebrating the Western Monarch Day is quite simple. You can indulge yourself in protecting this endangered butterfly species by educating the people about the threats faced by the Western Monarch. Join hands with organizations or conservation groups as a way to help them breed more safely. You can plant milkweed in your yard as it is one of the main plants on which the western monarchs are highly dependent. Give them a place to rest themselves by planting the milkweed. You can visit the Pismo Beach in California where the Western Monarch Butterflies overwinter on this California coast. Share your views and pictures of Western Monarch on the social media using the hashtag #WesternMonarchDay.