1. Canada Day
The nation turns its eyes to Ottawa each July 1, and Ottawa does not disappoint. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the capital each year for a multi-day extravaganza of parades, live music and patriotic fun that culminates in aerial displays by Canada's Snowbirds, a world-class fireworks display, and a nationally-televised Parliament Hill concert. To top it all off, admission is free to most museums and many other attractions on July 1. Heck, even city buses waive their fares. Happy birthday indeed.
Habitat loss and the destruction of native plants have been responsible for the rapid decline of the monarch butterfly, the most recognized butterfl... More Habitat loss and the destruction of native plants have been responsible for the rapid decline of the monarch butterfly, the most recognized butterfly in North America. To help protect these majestic insects as they migrate, citizens in the U.S. are resorting to a simple yet powerful tool: gardening. Gardens full of milkweed and nectar plants can serve both as rest stops for adult monarchs and as nurseries for their eggs. Read more about the challenges monarch butterflies face as milkweed declines: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-monarch-butterfly-milkweed-environment-ecology-science/
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