Monarch butterflies are disappearing. In our new Wonderland Spectacle Co. video, we raise monarchs from eggs to caterpillars to butterflies, as we learn ways to help them. Then find out how to make a paper butterfly to brighten your home.
Over the past 25 years, the number of monarchs in the eastern United States has declined by 84 percent. The U.S. government estimates that the population of these butterflies is down from 384 million in 1996 to 60 million in 2019. For every five monarchs there used to be, four are gone. More than that.
Wonderland Spectacle Co. produces videos and parades and festivals and all sorts of spectacles. Lead artists Kari Percival and Greg Cook hand-paint fabric banners, fashion masks out of poster board, craft puppets out of twigs and cardboard, paint murals, make fun videos, and inspire volunteers to join them in community spectacles big and tiny. And they teach others how to do these things too in their how-to workshops. Kari and Greg aim to speak up for those who have no voices and create parades that tell stories, question injustice, celebrate wonder, and advocate for all living things on earth.
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