There was a moment about three weeks ago that stopped me in my tracks. I just arrived here at work at our studios in Mandan on a comfortable morning, got out of my car, and saw a dazzling tiger colored butterfly on the ground. I stood there for a second hoping it was alive, reached down, and scooped it up gingerly on to the palm of my hand. I even proceeded to take it upstairs to my office, where I gently laid it on its side - for a split second, I pondered the thought of mouth-to - proboscis resuscitation. For some reason,  I still have that butterfly - The design and beauty of one of God's designs are truly remarkable. Ironic that Kori B. from our sister station Hot 97.5 was out there the day I came across the butterfly, and today she passed this cool story on to me - KXNET reported that "The Bismarck Park District is participating in a 10-day national event for people to discover the pollinators and wildlife in their areas. Called “BioBlitz,” participants will use a phone app called ‘iNaturalist” to photograph and upload images of plants, insects and animals they see in and around their community".

You can be a part of the national "Park for Pollinators" campaign and it runs September 2oth until the 30th. To participate, simply download the iNaturalist app and register. Then go to www.inaturalist.org/projects/parks-for-pollinators-2020-bismarck-parks-and-recreation-district to join the project in the Bismarck area. A map and more information are available at the link. For more on this story click here.