Category Monarchs

The Monarch Tree

The holiday season is still a good distance away–despite the Christmas sales creeping earlier every year, St. Nick has yet to hawk a good in any local department stores. Even so, I received an early Christmas gift: two great trees ornamented with weary monarchs. I first saw them two nights ago when I was walking […]

Hating Day for Butterflies

“Hating day?” I asked incredulously. “Why do you have ‘Hating Day’ marked on your calendar?” “HATCHING day,” Sage explained with all the sanctimonious indignation a seven-year-old can muster. “That’s the day the butterfly will hatch out of its chrysalis.” His father had found a fat monarch caterpillar on the road a couple of days before. […]