Ukiah May Get Mural Celebrating Monarch Butterfly

A project to raise awareness of the Monarch Butterfly may result in a mural in downtown Ukiah. Last year the city council adopted former Mayor Juan Orozco’s pledge encouraging preservation of the Monarch and the Mendocino Arts Council raised money to create a mural and put out a call for submissions. Danza Davis’ simple depiction of the complex relationship between the butterfly and native plants will now go before the city’s Design Review Board which will consider whether to recommend the mural to the Ukiah Planning Commission.