National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day honors these magnificent creatures that live with us on the planet. They delight with beauty, elegance and uniqueness, so our goal is to create comfortable living conditions for them. Use this holiday to learn more about them and attract other people!
There are about 20 species of butterflies on the planet. The most common of these is cabbage. Their life cycle is interesting: first, eggs are laid on the leaves, then they hatch into larvae and become caterpillars. They eat plants, increase in size and turn into a chrysalis, from which a butterfly emerges. Insect wings are made up of thousands of scales that reflect light. Most species live for 000-2 weeks.
Hummingbirds are small colorful birds with about 325 species. 8 of them were found in America. Interestingly, hummingbirds can breed with other species, so hybrids also appear. They feed not only on nectar, but also on fruit juice and small insects. Life cycle from 3 to 12 years. Their wings beat up to 200 times per second – it’s amazing!
Despite the fact that they have existed for many years, the threat to survival remains relevant. The purpose of the holiday is to inform people about the dangers that threaten flying creatures, as well as about their benefits in nature. I want many more generations to see their beauty firsthand!
Did you know that:
- butterflies cannot fly during an earthquake, can taste with their paws, lay more than 1000 eggs in their life, cure people of stress and anxiety, distinguish some colors (red, yellow, green), and feel vibration perfectly.
- Hummingbirds can fly backwards and upside down, feed only in the air, have a large heart (three times the stomach!), Skillfully build nests and daily consume food more than their own weight.
How to celebrate
Watch documentaries about the life of creatures and tell the children how they live in their natural environment. It will not be superfluous to visit various events where you can learn a lot about the little inhabitants of the planets.
When is National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day in 2022?
National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day is observed on October 3 each year.