Running for Butterflies

February 14, 2022 admin 0

GÜNTHER SCHUBERT – The second Monarch Ultra (M.U.) relay run was held in the fall of 2021.The Purpose of the run is to raise awareness about the depletion of the Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators. We have lost up to 80 % of the Monarch Butterfly population in the last 30 years. The western species migrating from British Columbia to California had a 99% decline in recent years, It is just about extinct. Extinct means […]

This is a story about running, butterflies, people, places, the survival of pollinators, and yes, humanity.

October 4, 2019 admin 0

GÜNTHER SCHUBERT – Back in 2016, Carlotta James, an ultra marathon runner, a forward thinking and passionate mother kept noticing a huge decline of butterflies and bees in the environment while out running our beautiful Kawartha trails.  Her calling was to raise awareness about the decline of pollinators, caused through habitat loss, pesticides use and climate change. Bringing running and butterflies together, she came up with the idea of a relay run from Peterborough, Ontario […]