Beautiful Butterflies: Up Close With Nature's Canvases

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Butterflies have been called the harbingers of climate change, in that their migration patterns have noticeably changed due to warming temperatures. Climate change and habitat loss are battering butterflies, which are so important to plant pollination, to the health of other species who feed on them, and to us - who adore watching them. Here's a look at the gorgeous insects that brighten up our world.

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