April is Butterfly Month

Anne Kilmer viceroy at GATE.NET
Mon Mar 3 16:26:07 EST 2003

jeb bush
governor OF THE state OF florida
Florida Butterfly and Butterfly Gardening Month
WHEREAS, butterflies play important roles as pollinators of flowers and as
indicators of the health of the environment; and
WHEREAS, people are enthralled by the beauty, grace and tranquility of
butterflies and are fascinated by their amazing transformations from
caterpillar to chrysalis to adult butterfly; and
WHEREAS, the great state of Florida is home to more than one hundred fifty
kinds of butterflies, many of them found nowhere else in the world; and
WHEREAS, by planting certain native plants and flowers, gardeners can enjoy
the wonderful diversity of butterflies in their own backyard, and actually
increase the populations of many butterflies;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jeb Bush, Governor of the state of Florida, do hereby
extend greetings and best wishes to all observing April 2003, as Florida 
and Butterfly Gardening Month.
have hereunto set my hand
and caused the Great Seal of
the state of Florida to be affixed
at Tallahassee, the Capital, this
26th day of February in the year
of our Lord two thousand three.

This is the text of Jeb's proclamation, and I'm sure we'll all have a 
lot of fun with it.
So ... what's your state doing for butterflies? ;-)

Spread this word far and wide, and let's get our local legislators to 
pitch in and make this a reality.
Anne Kilmer
South Florida


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