It’s winter in the milkweed patch in my backyard on the Knobs of West Virginia.
Just had the pleasure of doing a radio talk show, Birds and Nature, with Scott Shalaway about monarchs, monarch books, monarch programs, this trip and more. I had a good time… hope I got everyone credited appropriately …talking live and then hearing back what you say is a daunting experience. Saying things well and accurately extemporaneously is a skill I’ll have to work on! (I’m definitely steering clear of politics) I can’t figure out how to put the connection into the blog but if you go to this site:
it is: Episode 110 Birds and Nature 11/23/2008 12:02 PM EST (2:05:28)
I talked with him in the second hour. Amongst many other things, Scott asked me about how I got started as a “monarch obsessed adult” and it brought back great memories from the early 70s. I took a picture of this jacket I embroidered for myself in 1973. I wore it all the time back then with no clue that anyone else was watching monarchs or how deep the impression was they had made on my life’s path. I’ve been following monarchs all of my adult life: