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The Impact of Butterflies

Why are butterflies important to the environment?

Butterflies are not only beautiful creatures, but do a great deal for the environment. Like bees, they are plant pollinators, and they provide population control for a number of plant and even insect species by eating them. Once a butterfly is off to another plant, the pollen goes with them, helping to pollinate the plant species.

Fun Facts:

  • Butterfly wings are transparent. 

  • There are almost 20,000 butterfly species. 

  • Butterflies use their feet to taste. 

  • Butterflies only live for a few weeks. 

  • The most common butterfly in the US is the Cabbage White. 

The Importance of Bees

Why are bees important to the environment?

As pollinators, bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem. They support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, which serve as food and shelter for creatures large and small. Bees contribute to complex, interconnected ecosystems that allow a diverse number of different species to co-exist.

Fun Facts:

  • Bees have 5 eyes.

  • Bees are insects, so they have 6 legs.

  • Male bees in the hive are called drones.

  • Bees fly about 20 mph.

  • Female bees in the hive (except the queen) are called worker bees.

  • Number of eggs laid by queen: 2,000 per day is the high.

Solar Energy

Fun Facts:

  • Solar energy has been used for over 2700 years. In 700 BC, glass lenses were used to make fire by magnifying the sun’s rays.

  • The first silicon solar cell, the precursor of all solar-powered devices, was built by Bell Labs in 1954.

  • Solar power is the most abundant energy source on Earth.

  • Solar energy is the cheapest energy source in the world.

  • In 2019, the United States solar industry employed about 250,000 people. That’s a 167% increase from just ten years ago.

Recycling Matters
Fun Facts:

  • More than 52 million tons of paper products were recycled in 2018. That's roughly the same weight as almost 350,000 blue whales. Recycling helps save energy..

  • If you recycle one glass bottle, it saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours, power a computer for 30 minutes, or a television for 20 minutes.the United States solar industry employed about 250,000 people. That’s a 167% increase from just ten years ago.

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