Friday, June 21, 2013

New York dancer visits our pasture

Chip Taylor is our neighbor and also the head of Monarch Watch in Lawrence.  Monarch Watch is a nonprofit dedicated to the study of Monarch butterflies at Kansas University. 

Recently, an article on Monarch butterflies in the New York Times quoted Chip. Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, a professional dancer in New York City, read the article and contacted Chip.  She had an idea of using her art to help the Monarch butterfly. (Here is a link to an article in today’s Lawrence Journal World for more about the project.)

So, this is why the lovely Gwynedd was in our pasture.  She did not put on her wings as she did here at the Monarch Watch butterfly garden in Lawrence,

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but she posed among our milk weed for about an hour.

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Here is part of the crew.

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From our pasture, they are headed to the Konza Prairie.  Certainly a little culture in our rural Kansas pasture

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