A writer inspired by nature and human nature


Have an Amazing New Year!

 

May your days be blessed and beautiful

May your nights, sweet dreams supply

May your New Year be amazing

As a monarch butterfly

© Bette A. Stevens

Learn about Monarch Butterflies

Bette in her garden with one of the monarch butterflies that emerged from its chrysalis at the farmstead in central Maine.

Monarch butterflies offer an amazing view into the intricate nature of the wild. Their scientific name—Danaus Plexippus— Greek for “Sleepy Transformation,” gets part of the story right, but not the epic whole. Monarch butterflies embark on an amazing migratory phenomenon as they have the ability to hibernate and metamorphose.  International conservation efforts to protect and restore monarch habitat are ongoing. These efforts may help improve the near-endangered/endangered status of the species; but we, as ordinary citizens, can easily help the monarch butterfly recovery right in our own backyards and gardens.

Wishing all of you and our amazing monarch butterflies…
“An Amazing New Year!”

~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

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Comments on: "Have an Amazing New Year! (Poem + Monarch Butterfly Resources from author Bette A. Stevens)" (116)

  1. Reblogged this on Wanda Luthman's Children's Books and commented:
    I discovered this beautiful blog and wanted to share this post with you. Help to save our beautiful monarchs and enjoy the lovely poem and free resources. And visit Bette’s blog for more great posts.

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  2. Hi Bette, I share your love of nature and most….of humanity (Despots and majority of politici ans excepted!) Also love the beautiful butterflies. Peace and love. x

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