#100 HappyDays Challenge Post #2

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“Oh happiness, there is grace enough for us and the whole human race”. Oh Happiness! by David Crowder really makes me happy!

“Oh, Happiness”

[Chorus]
Oh, happiness
There is grace enough for us
And the whole human race

[Verse 1]
From the full streams
Of Your care
All who come
Begin again

Hard or friend
Rich or poor
All who need
Need fear no more

Such a thing to give away

[Verse 2]
All regrets
Let go, forget
There’s something that
Mends all of that

Such a thing to give away

[Bridge]
Sound the church bells
Let ’em ring
Let ’em ring
For everything can be redeemed
We can be redeemed
All of us

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Bring back the Monarchs

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Image source: http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs/

While at the Oxley Nature Center today I noticed a Monarch Way Station. According to Monarch Watch,  “The goals of this program are to restore 20 milkweed species, used by monarch caterpillars as food, to their native ranges throughout the United States and to encourage the planting of nectar-producing native flowers that support adult monarchs and other pollinators”. The monarch butterfly population has been steadily declining in recent years due to a variety of factors such as use of pesticides on roadsides and in yards which kills the plants on which the monarchs feed. The lawns in our local overly manicured neighborhood are devoid of any plant except Bermuda grass! The site offers information on how to start a Monarch Way Station, and I am hoping to start one in our yard. We also enjoyed viewing a very busy beehive. It was a great day to learn about…

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