I’ve only spotted a dozen monarchs here at the farmstead in Central Maine this summer. Recently, two delightful specimens danced around the garden where I encourage milkweed to grow alongside the flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables that we harvest. I grabbed my camera just in time to capture one of our regal visitors pirouette upon the peppermint. ~ Bette A. Stevens
- To find out how you can help protect monarch butterflies—one of our amazing pollinators— download your free poster here:
- Find out how to tell a male monarch from a female monarch and discover other amazing monarch butterfly facts
- Enjoy monarch crafts, games, gardening and discover so much more
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Maine author/illustrator Bette A. Stevens
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Award-winning Monarch Butterfly Picture Book ‘AMAZING MATILDA’ teaches life lessons
Monarch Butterfly conservation is in the news. AMAZING MATILDA is too! Her storyline and illustrations follow the monarch life cycle and highlight milkweed, an environmentally threatened plant, the only food source for monarch caterpillars.
“… I immediately fell in love with Matilda, an amazing, sweet, curious character. What a lovely story with a subtle and yet deep and understandable message for young (and those who are not so young ) readers. This book is one of “must have” books in your library. I already purchased a Kindle version for myself and I ordered two more copies in print for my library.” —Vida Zuljevic
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