Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike.  While there are 12,00 to 15,000 species of butterflies to admire, I remain partial to the Monarch butterfly.  One of these days, I need to do some of the things on my bucket list, like participating in […]

Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike, like this Monarch caterpillar. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Auberge Ravoux Giverny:  Flowers Giverny:  Claude Monet’s Home and Gardens Wordless Wednesday:  Down

At least I’m pretty sure this is a monarch butterfly…

Three days later, after braving unseasonably cold weather, snow, and ice, we arrived in Phoenix where it was 20 to 30 degrees colder than normal but still much nicer than at home in Kansas City. This battle-weary Monarch butterfly floated across my path at the Desert Botanical Garden, and I thought it was symbolic of […]

The day we spent at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha had the added experience of a Monarch tagging booth outside the Butterfly Pavilion.  I was surprised to learn that butterflies are the second most important pollinators on earth after bees.  Therefore, protecting these important pollinators is important for our world’s food supply. Monarch Watch is an educational […]