JUL Filigree Monarch Butterfly Penannular Brooch
Jul created this Filigree Monarch Penannular Brooch as part of the pollinator series to celebrate the majestic beauty and to raise awareness of the threats Monarchs face.
Monarch butterflies are endangered. While the butterflies pollinate many flower species during their nectar foraging, Monarch caterpillars only eat Milkweed and in the United States we have lost 860 million Milkweed stems in the last decade. During this same time, the population of migratory Monarch butterflies has declined by 80% according to the US Geological Survey. Estimates are that we need as many as 1.8 billion more stems of Milkweed (Milkweed is all they eat) to restore our Monarch butterflies to healthy populations.
Width 2″, height (excluding stick) 2″, stick length 3.25″. White Brass and Brass.