Our fluttery friends! Let’s go take care of them!
Goodness! We’ve been doing a lot of volunteering for the past few months.
- Volunteered for the homeless
- Volunteered for victims of human trafficking through our book sale
- On August 14, I pray that many of you will volunteer for ‘Linda’s Walk’ for St.Clare Inn and volunteer to help homeless women with mental health issues.
But what about taking care of our other brother’s and sister’s, the furry ones, the fluttering ones, and the green leafy ones?
St. Francis of Assisi told us that we are a family of created beings made by God, so we are in a relationship with creation!
This means all forms of creation need our time, our care, our love, too.
This Saturday, 6 young people, 11 – 25 yrs, will volunteer to collect butterflies for the Carden Alvar Butterfly Count!!
Three more volunteers are welcome to join us! Check out the butterflies that we might see!!
Here’s a Delaware Skipper Butterfly! (Below)
Here’s an Acadian Hairstreak! (Below)
Here’s a Coral Hairstreak! (Below)
Here’s a Baltimore Checkerspots! (Below)
Here’s Grey Comma! (Below)
Here’s an Eastern Comma! (Below)
Here’s a Question Mark! (Below)
Here’s an American Painted Lady! (Below)
We’ll see three species of Duskywings! (Below) Like this one;
I hope that many of you will join us to count the butterflies to make sure that their habitats are keeping them safe. To learn more about why statistics and counting is important for different butterflies in Canada, join us! We’ll be pros when we return from this trip!
We will meet at the office at 6am Saturday morning July 17 to travel together to Dalrymple at Carden Recreation Centre to care for butterflies and their habitat and then return to St. Bonaventure Church by 7pm. I hope to have you with us!