Butterfly is currently on a tour promoting her book, "The Legacy of Luna" (published on recycled paper with soy-based ink), and she continues to speak on behalf of preserving the ancient redwood trees. But having spent 20 percent of her adult life in Luna, it's hard not to miss that tree sap between her toes.
Butterfly, a kind of modern-day media Rupunzel, spent more than two years in a 1,000-year-old ancient redwood tree she calls Luna - a tree that now has its own Web site (www.lunatree.org). "That makes us the Luna-tics!" say Spruce and Thor.
As Tree Girl, Butterfly was an instant media celebrity. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary likens her to Rosa Parks, the woman whose refusal to sit in the back of the bus was a spark for the Civil Rights movement. Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead staged an elaborate drumming ritual at the base of Luna. Some environmentalists proclaimed her "an oracle and a prophet."