If you’ve never heard of National Start Seeing Monarchs Day, then you might think that it’s a holiday that encourages people to look for sovereign heads of state, but that assessment couldn’t be further from the truth.
This holiday actually attempts to raise the public’s awareness about the preservation of the Monarch Butterfly—a butterfly that’s constantly in danger of being added to the endangered species list. This holiday is observed every year on the first Saturday in May and encourages everyone to take part in learning about this butterfly and maybe even take part in its preservation.
The History Of National Start Seeing Monarchs Day
We’re unsure of who created this holiday, but we do know that it was invented sometime in 2015. We’ll continue to research the origins of this holiday and we’ll update this section if we come across something new.
Observing National Start Seeing Monarchs Day
We think that the best way to celebrate this holiday isn’t merely learning more about them or watching Monarch Butterfly videos on the Internet, but taking the action to turn your yard into a butterfly sanctuary. You can do that by planting milkweed and other flowers in your garden. What are some flowers that Monarch Butterflies are attracted to? Well, let’s take a quick look at the following list to find out:
- Mexican Sunflowers
- Brazilian Verbena
- Miss Molly Bush
- Zinnia Flowers
You can also take the time to avoid using pesticides and herbicides that could be potentially harmful to butterfly populations. You can also encourage friends and family members to do the same on this holiday so that these butterflies have more places to find food and shelter.
To spread the word even further, use the hashtag #StartSeeingMonarchsDay on social media. That will encourage even more people to get involved with the process of restoring the habitat for these majestic butterflies.
When is National Start Seeing Monarchs Day?
|This year (2022)||May 7 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2023)||May 6 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2021)||May 1 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|