I do have butterfly and native plant news to share.
Spring is nearly here. Watch the news for a new parisite that may be attaching itself to the Monarch Butterfly and then infesting the caterpillar.
Butterflies of the Prairie Habitat was published in 2021.The book received outstanding reviews from a Native American journalist, a university professor, a social worker, and a cloud business creator. I am honored to know extraordinary people doing good work to benefit the planet. They know of my pollinator work and want to assist in getting the word out.
I will be 77 years old in April, and time is of the essence. What happens to the Monarch Butterfly will happen to us. I am grateful to my collaborators. We don’t do this work for the money, but rather the passion for the sustainability of the species.
Be sure to plant Milkweed in the spring. Thank you.
This review is from: The Monarch Butterfly Coloring Book (Volume 1) (Paperback)
Mary Ellen Ryall’s delightful coloring book contains easy to read educational information, a glossary at the back, simple illustrations all about the majestic Monarch Butterfly. It is important to note this is not just a colouring book because it has been written with a great deal of love and passion for the continued survival of this species. If you know of any child who has an interest in nature or butterflies then make sure you give this inexpensive but value gift to them to treasure. It surely will give a new appreciation of this unique insect such as the Monarch Butterfly as it goes through its amazing transformation from a pupa to a beautiful winged butterfly.
It is a thrill to have one’s book reviewed. Thank you Stacie Theis, Beach Bound Books, San Diego, CA, USA, for giving my book, My Name is Butterfly, a good review for parents and teachers.
My Name is Butterfly by Mary Ellen Ryall is a wonderfully written educational story about the birth and life of a Monarch butterfly. The story is told through the eyes of the Monarch caterpillar who eventually transforms into a Monarch butterfly.A young girl named Sarah discovers a mother Monarch laying eggs in their garden. Sarah enthusiastically experiences first hand the birth and transformation of the Monarch caterpillar. The butterfly becomes her teacher as she learns how the caterpillar is born, what it eats and how it becomes a butterfly.
The illustrations by Stevie Marie Aubuchon-Mendoza vividly depict the Monarch caterpillar’s and Monarch butterfly’s characteristics.
A great book for parents and teacher alike to educate children about the life of Monarch butterflies.
Available at www.amazon.com. It has been a joy working with you Stacie.
Tomorrow I will be speaking to Mrs. Jean LaVave’s kindergarten class in Shell Lake. Mrs. LaVave teaches the children about monarch biology. I have been invited to her class for many years now. It makes me proud to see happy children who are monarch butterfly advocates.
I’ll wear my butterfly shirt, hand appliqued by Myna Atkinson. She is an elder master needlewoman. God bless all our butterfly friends. I couldn’t flutter without them.