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Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration

Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration

Dykman, Sara

Hardcover

Biographies GeneralEnvironmental StudiesInsects & Spiders

Publisher Price: $27.95

ISBN10: 1643260456
ISBN13: 9781643260457
Published: Apr 13 2021
Pages: 280
Weight: 1.30
Height: 1.30 Width: 6.10 Depth: 9.10
Language: English

A lament for our thoughtless destruction of nature and at the same time a celebration of the beauty that remains. The migration of the monarch butterflies is one of the wonders of the world--we must save it for future generations. --Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace

Outdoor educator and field researcher Sara Dykman made history when she became the first person to bicycle alongside monarch butterflies on their storied annual migration--a round-trip adventure that included three countries and more than 10,000 miles. Equally remarkable, she did it solo, on a bike cobbled together from used parts. Her panniers were recycled buckets.

In Bicycling with Butterflies, Dykman recounts her incredible journey and the dramatic ups and downs of the nearly nine-month odyssey. We're beside her as she navigates unmapped roads in foreign countries, checks roadside milkweed for monarch eggs, and shares her passion with eager schoolchildren, skeptical bar patrons, and unimpressed border officials. We also meet some of the ardent monarch stewards who supported her efforts, from citizen scientists and researchers to farmers and high-rise city dwellers.

With both humor and humility, Dykman offers a compelling story, confirming the urgency of saving the threatened monarch migration--and the other threatened systems of nature that affect the survival of us all.

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