Send an e-card to help butterflies
Every fall, monarchs make an astonishing, 5,000-kilometre trip from Canada to Mexico—one of the longest insect migrations on Earth.
But monarch populations have drastically declined, due to habitat loss, pesticides and severe weather. This year there are fewer monarchs overwintering in Mexico than ever before.
In late February, the survivors will start their multigenerational journey northward, arriving in Canada in early summer.
By sending one of our butterfly e-cards, you will help us plant milkweed—the plant where monarch moms lay their eggs and the monarch caterpillars' main source of food—to welcome them back to Canada*.
*This spring we will be planting milkweed in the Greater Toronto Area as part of the Homegrown National Park. And if our Toronto launch is successful, we'll look at expanding the program to other Canadian cities, to help even more butterflies.
Send a regular e-card
Symbolic gifts, such as these e-cards, are unique, meaningful, and help the David Suzuki Foundation protect the diversity of nature in Canada and our quality of life on Earth, now and for the future — all without cutting down trees or using energy to produce more stuff.
Donate in honour of your loved one, to celebrate an occasion, or just because you're thinking about someone. Your gift will support what really matters: a healthy, happy environment. It's a present that lasts the whole year long!