Happy Independence Day!

Jul 4, 2016

Today we celebrate the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day.

History books tell us that on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring the 13 colonies a new nation and no longer part of the British Empire.

In the insect world--specifically the monarch butterfly world--independence day occurs with eclosure. The monarch wiggles from its chrysalis, dries its wings, and gains its freedom. Metamorphosis is considered the greatest symbol of change, and indeed it is.

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."--Richard Bach.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. Richard Bach
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Happy Independence Day!