MIGRATING MONARCH
  

2018

Migrating Monarch depicts a detail of a wing of a monarch butterfly. The eastern North American monarch population is notable for its thousands of miles far annual southward late-summer/autumn migration from the northern and central United States and southern Canada to Florida and Mexico. In February 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided a statistic showing that nearly a billion monarchs have vanished from the overwintering sites since 1990. At that time, one of the main reasons cited was the herbicides used by farmers and homeowners on milkweed, a plant used as a food source, a home and a nursery by the monarchs. There is concern that climate change will dramatically affect the monarch migration.





Sasha Huber, Migrating Monarch, steel staples, paint, torch burned wood, 50 x 70 cm, 2018