“Butterfly Effect” captures one of Nature's most beautiful creatures carrying out an essential ecosystem service--pollination--just as it has done for millions of years. Contemplate the intricate web of cause and effect underpinning our very existence. That the tiniest action can create profound ripples in the universe is surely cause for hope. Collect this artwork and embrace the Butterfly Effect! Your purchase supports the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, thank you!
Why save the butterflies?
There are over 100,000 species of butterflies in the world, which pollinate many wildflowers as they move from bloom to bloom. Most butterflies live an active life that only lasts about ten days, and because they have short life life cycles, butterflies are highly sensitive to subtle habitat or climatic changes. This makes them valuable indicators of overall ecosystem health. As with other pollinators, habitat loss and the threat of invasive species are serious concerns.
Follow these four simple steps to help butterflies survive and thrive: (1) grow pollinator-friendly flowers, (2) provide nest sites, (3) avoid pesticides, and (4) spread the word!