A writer inspired by nature and human nature


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.

  • Resources for kids, families, educators and gardeners 
    Download Bette’s FREE PDF “Fun & Learning with Monarch Butterflies” where you’ll find:
    ★ Monarch Butterfly Facts
    ★ Coloring Pages
    ★ Gardening
    ★ Video: How to Make an Origami Butterfly
    ★ Butterfly Teacher Guide and so much more…
    ★ How you can help protect our monarchs
    DOWNLOAD Bette’s FREE PDF https://4writersandreaders.com/fun-learning-with-monarchs-2/

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

~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

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Comments on: "Have an Amazing New Year!" (93)

  1. The Monarchs are very special. They must be part of almost every culture because of all their travels!

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  2. Wishing you and your’s good health and happiness this year.💫

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  3. Happy New Year and best wishes to you and your family, Bette! May your new year fill with amazing wonders! 🙂

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  4. Wishing you a wonder-filled new year, dear Bette. 💜

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  5. I will! Here’s imagining you will do the same! ❤

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  6. Have a wonderful New Year, Bette. I hope we all see more Monarch Butterflies. Toni x

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  7. LOVELY greeting and reminder that we can fly, and be as beautiful as a butterfly, if we only believe. I believe! Happy New Year, Bette!

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  8. A lovely New Year’s wish, Bette. May this year be as wonderous and beautiful as the Monarchs. Hugs. ❤

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  9. Thanks for sharing!!.. hope you had the mostest Merry Christmas ever and have a very Happy New Year with the new year filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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  10. Thanks, Bette. I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and safe New Year 🙂

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  11. Have yourself and everyone you love a great turning of the year and let’s hope that the next one is a good one. We deserve something good, don’t we?

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  12. Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year, Bette!

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  13. Lovely, Bette. Happy New Year to you!

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  14. Thank you, Bette. I hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year

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  15. A wonderful post on Butterflies, Bette. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022.

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  16. Happy New Year, Bette! Hugs! 💖

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  17. Happy new year Bette. My father talked longingly about the monarch as the only butterfly known to migrate across the Atlantic and reach England. He loved the idea that one day he’d see one. It didn’t happe at least not live but he organised a tour of national butterfly collection at thr Natural History museum when I was about ten and there were some examples, often Victorian. Such an amazing creature.

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  18. Have a happy and healthy new year!

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  19. Thank you, Bette! I hope you have a wonderful 2022, too!

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  20. petespringerauthor said:

    Wishing you a fabulous new year, Bette!

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  21. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

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  22. Happy New Year, Bette! I hope the upcoming year is full of joy and blessings! xoxo

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  23. Happy New Year, Bette!

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  24. Oh Bette, a wonderful way to begin 2022. I LOVE butterflies. As Robert A Heinlein noted, “Butterflies are self propelled flowers.”

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  25. How special! Wishing you a wonderful new year full of kindness and joy!

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  26. […] Have an Amazing New Year! — Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author […]

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  27. I just left a website that declared “I’m not optimistic about the new year.” It’s refreshing to see your optimism here, an attitude that i share! 😀

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  28. Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy and loved filled 2022.

    Have a fabulous day, Bette. ♥

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  29. Hi Bette,
    May your year 2022 be filled with many pleasant surprises and joys that makes your heart sing.
    Shalom aleichem

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  30. Happy New Year!

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  31. A beautiful message as 2021 comes to an end. Wishing you an amazing New Year, my dear friend! hugs xx ❤️

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    • Sending lots of love your way, Annika! Your beautiful card arrived today–so grateful for you. May bountiful blessings follow you and yours always. ✨ HAPPY NEW YEAR! 💞 xo

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  32. Thank you, Bette. May you also have an amazing year ❤

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  33. Gwen M. Plano said:

    Beautiful, Bette. Thank you and may the New Year bless you with much joy. 💗

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  34. Wishing you and your family a peaceful and blessed year ahead, Bette!❤️

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  35. Thank you for the beautiful new year blessing, Bette! I wish it back to you ten-fold!

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  36. Thank you, Bette! Here’s to an amazing year for all of us!

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  37. Thank you Bette….and the same to you. :)XX

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  38. You, too, my friend.

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  39. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  40. Thanks for sharing these resources. Wishing you a wonderful 2022, Bette 💕

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  41. Same to you, Bette! Great resources about butterflies!

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