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Time enough

What quote am I vibing? “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." Rabindranath Tagore

Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild since Last Post: 47

Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild in 2023: 97

All-Time Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild: 3,337

I am so happy to have recovered well from my hernia surgery - during my convalescence, I was able to spend time creating a plan for our butterfly garden and slowly implementing it. Working in tandem with my neighbor, Beth, we have created quite a combined butterfly landscape - it has been a thrill to witness caterpillars emerge on milkweeds, and monarchs flying and twirling, sometimes four at a time.

Doesn't it seem like one good thing leads to another when it comes to being in love with our planet? We clean it because it's prettier when it's clean - then we realize we can be part of the solution by not creating as much waste - then we see ways that we can create opportunities for our fellow creatures, like birds and butterflies, to thrive and survive. It all feels related, and it all feels like a natural progression. I'm very excited to see what's next!

For now - it is great to be back out in the world, cleaning up trash, and breathing in the fresh air. Here are some things that have happened over the last month or so. April is Earth Month, and my neighborhood cigarette count will be summarized in my next post. Celebrate well!

Some monarch caterpillars enjoying milkweed in our butterfly garden.

March 15. Kanner Highway with Brian. 10 pounds.

March 18. Kanner Highway. 5 pounds.

March 19. Santa Lucea Beach. 6 pounds.

March 23. Seagrass Matting with Wendy at Florida Oceanographic Society. These are being created to restore lagoon habitats.

March 24. Santa Lucea Beach. 8 pounds.

March 26. Kanner Highway. 5 pounds.

March 31. Chastain Beach. 8 pounds.

April 2. Kanner Highway. 5 pounds.

Beautiful Full Moon as seen from Palm City.

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