It’s not too late to help Muscatine gain Blue Zone status

I don't know what kind of butterfly this is. And it really doesn't have anything to do with Muscatine becoming a Blue Zone community. But dozens of them have taken up residence in my backyard and I thought it might make a neat photo. If I had only paid more attention in Dr. Jane Hey's zoology class back in the day at Morningside College, I would know what kind of butterfly this is.

Muscatine needs your help.

If you live in Muscatine, are originally from here, have family here or any other connection to our community, please show your support and help Muscatine become a Blue Zone community.

Showing your support is a very easy thing to do. You can log on to the link above, or you can text the letters BZP to 772937 and then follow the instructions that will be texted back to you.

It is VERY important that when you are asked for a zip code that you use 52761. You can register for each email address you have. If you have four email addresses, please register each one and be sure to use Muscatine’s 52761 zip code.

This could be a great opportunity for Muscatine. Please take a few minutes to help.