National Butterfly Center Tour

This week I toured the National Butterfly Center. Watch this video to learn about Spike, the center’s tortoise, and his incredible story.

Today, you can donate to the National Butterfly Center to help in their efforts via Facebook or at

In late March, the resident 17-year-old African Spurred Tortoise, was injured after a fire burned down his home. The Mission Fire Department and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection medic responded to the fire and assisted the center in extinguishing it. He was severely hurt, and they did not know if he was going to make it. He has since then had a remarkable recovery. Due to treatments and COVID-19, the center has lost a significant amount of revenue.