Category: Monarch Stories


I don’t know everything about Monarch butterflies far from it, nor do I pretend I do, although each day I continue to learn through my teachings, experience, & from people that share their stories first hand with me. We are here to grow and… Continue Reading “MAGIC HAPPENS”

Be curious…… be YOU

Butterfly Transformation

It started with curiosity watching the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly with my young pre schoolers, the spark inside me ignited and my passion grew organically. I enjoyed taking photos of nature, whilst fully in the moment. I loved all the colourful flowers… Continue Reading “Be curious…… be YOU”

Elephants and Monarchs

Today 12th August is world Elephant day, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. What better way to dress the Elephant up with some Monarch wings and celebrate such an awesome creature that seems to have graced this Earth for many… Continue Reading “Elephants and Monarchs”

Media Clippings

Welcome to my page, here are many links to all the magazines, TV, and radio that The Butterfly Musketeers have featured in over the last few years. It’s always so nice to read, my heart is full looking back at them all knowing the… Continue Reading “Media Clippings”

Butterfly Goddess

I wanted a special Monarch Butterfly dress for a long time and I knew Jo Kidd was amazing, and I just had to wait for the right time for the dress to be designed and created and Jo didn’t disappoint.  August I finally got… Continue Reading “Butterfly Goddess”

Year of the Butterfly

I wrote this in January 2017, but I haven’t been ready to publish it for some funny reason. But I now feel people will relate to this and may help them personally. I hope you enjoy reading it!

The beautiful battered veteran

This beautiful old butterfly arrived in my garden in early March 2018. She spent at least 45 minutes in my garden before she eventually flew away.

Why I do what I do

My mission of protecting and raising awareness for the Monarch butterflies

Tauranga Bay – Monarch butterfly paradise in Northland.

Here in Tauranga Bay just 40 minutes north from Kerikeri in the Far North, I discovered one of the best spots in New Zealand for camping. Beautiful, clean, golden sandy beaches with amazing views of all the islands in the bay. Within minutes, I… Continue Reading “Tauranga Bay – Monarch butterfly paradise in Northland.”