Butterflies are Disappearing – level 1

04-01-2019 15:00

Monarch butterflies are important. They move pollen from flowers to other flowers. Pollen is the yellow dust you can see in flowers. This makes flowers and plants grow.

However, there are fewer monarch butterflies now. An organisation counts butterflies in California. People do this in the winter. They find that there are 86% less butterflies in 2018.

Around the world, there are less butterflies, too. Scientists think that two problems hurt them. The problems are habitat loss and pesticides. People need to fix these problems. They need to do more conservation. Then, people can help the butterflies.

Difficult words: habitat loss (when an animal or plant loses its natural home), pesticide (a thing that people put on plants to kill insects), conservation (protecting animals or plants).

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