Monday, September 13, 2010

Fly Butterfly, Fly!


Just before lunch on Saturday I slipped the small rubber band off the tip of the triangular box, flipped open the lid and released this monarch butterfly. Within the unopened box I had felt the butterfly stir and then start to flutter. When the box opened, the butterfly hopped to the edge of the cardboard to spread its wings in the sunshine. After a few minutes to warm up, it flew off.

At least a hundred butterflies were released. We spent the next half hour watching as butterflies examined flowers, circled each other in the air, and flew off down the lakeshore. This Lupus fundraiser was very well attended and successful; I'm glad I went. Looked like lots of money was raised - money to be put to good use helping those with this disease and finding a cure.

4 comments:

Dee said...

:-) It sounds like a great day. Aren't monarchs beautiful? And this one had a good cause to promote.

Frieda said...

Glad to hear that the fundraiser went well . It must have been spectacular when all those butterflies were released ! Lovely idea ...

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Awesome ceremony!

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

wow!!!!! what a fantastic thing to do, it must have been awesome to see them all fitting about