This is the tale of one flower that may have saved the Monarch butterfly.
Oct. 10th, ’18 Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle of Florida with 150mph winds. In the aftermath of the storm hundred year old trees were downed, everywhere you looked trees were snapped in two or in many cases leaves and bark were stripped from the trunk.
Along with the tree debris every imaginable flowering plant was found uprooted and dead except for the camellia.
Camellias throughout Bay County, some 15 foot tall remained standing to bloom just in time for the migrating Monarch butterflies.
Why the camellias were able to withstand Hurricane Michael’s unprecedented winds no one knows but, it is truly a blessing to us and the butterflies.
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