The mid-week lesson from Jana's new class. Thank you for sharing your talents with us Jana!


I just read an article about the monarch butterfly. The population over-wintering in Mexico has dwindled for the 20th consecutive year. It is estimated that there are now 1/15th as many monarchs as there were in 1997, a staggering statistic. The population is estimated by the number of acres covered by the butterflies in their winter home in Mexico. Last year they covered 7.14 acres of forest, this year it is only 2.93 acres.