October 23, 2015

When I was a kid, my dad and I used to drive along country roads, scanning fields for milkweed.  If we spied anything we would quickly pull over, hopping out of the car and searching the leaves for black, yellow, and white caterpillars. Scooping them gently into a mesh case labeled “Erika’s bug motel,” we would delicately transport them home and into an empty glass aquarium, complete with sticks and more milkweed to munch on. Eventually, the caterpillars would stop stuffing themselves and create their bright green chyrsallises; I waited.

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To my child self, it seemed forever passed until one day a chrysalis broke open, revealing the gorgeous red and black wings of a Monarch Butterfly. Now, almost two decades later, the Monarchs are again becoming a part of my daily life as they migrate past me on the Florida Panhandle…

Read the rest at http://oneworldtwofeet.com/2015/10/23/monarch-migration-along-the-florida-panhandle/ and check out my other blogs there!

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