Where Do Western Monarchs Spend the Spring?
Despite the fact that Western Monarch butterflies are universally loved, their numbers have plummeted in recent years. What can you do to help? Join the Western Monarch Mystery Challenge–a campaign created to increase awareness of locations where Western Monarchs spend the spring in California after leaving their coastal California overwintering sites. If you see a…
This weekend was California Biodiversity Day 2019 sponsored by the California Natural Resources Agency. Scientists sought observations by fellow scientists, gardeners and ordinary citizens in mapping plants and animals living in California. In honor of Biodiversity Day, I took a break from my chores and spent some time outside in my backyard with my husband…
Simple Ways to Make Your Garden Good for Butterflies
Bringing local wild land plants into your garden will increase the number of butterflies inhabiting your airspace. For residents in Southern California, gardening with native California plants can be unfamiliar. Most homeowners appreciate the ease of shopping at their neighborhood Home Depot Garden Center, Lowes, and True Value for plants. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find…