Danaus plexippus in NC

We are experiencing a beautiful influx of migrating Monarch butterflies here in Wilmington, NC.  They are particularly drawn to lantana and butterfly bush…especially this one in our neighborhood!  www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/m/monarch-butterfly Can you see them?  Take a closer look! Many thanks to my neighbors Paul and Bonnie for brightening my day! Continue reading Danaus plexippus in NC

Traveling for good

This past week we took a short trip to Fayetteville, NC to help with the rebuilding of homes destroyed by the flooding from Hurricane Matthew and its after-effects. Our team came from all over the US.  We were brought together by the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities), a organization that does charitable work all around the globe. The IOCC partners with NCCUMC (North Carolina Council of United Methodist Churches) to bring volunteers to the most needy sites after a tragedy strikes.  After seeing some of the devastation that occurred in Fayetteville and Lumberton, NC, we all gained a new appreciation … Continue reading Traveling for good