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'It's really important to let nature take its course'

Presentation buzzes about bees and butterflies

Deb Malouin talks about one of her favorite subjects, the monarch butterfly, whose caterpillar is shown on the screen. Gus Steeves. (click for larger version)
April 24, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — Deb Malouin's world is almost a mythic tale — beauty threatened by the beast.

In her case, the beauty is Earth's pollinator insects, the beast is, unfortunately, us.

"What we're starting to notice is there's a dwindling of some very important factors [of Nature], and we'll see some extinctions in our lifetimes," she predicted while beginning her presentation on saving butterflies and bees. "... About 80 percent of what we humans depend on to survive depends on pollinators."

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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