Noticias del proyecto Butterflies of California

24 de noviembre de 2019

What happened to the monarch butterflies? Pismo Beach grove reports record-low numbers.

According to California State Parks Interpreter Danielle Bronson, the Pismo State Beach Butterfly Grove recorded a record low number of butterflies wintering in the area this season. The results are similar to the rest of the state, which has also seen a marked decline in the fluttering population in the past year.

Volunteers from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation counted only 2,300 butterflies at the Pismo Beach grove at this season’s annual Thanksgiving Day tally.

That number was down roughly 81 percent from the 2017 count of 12,300.

https://stockdailydish.com/what-happened-to-the-monarch-butterflies-pismo-beach-grove-reports-record-low-numbers/

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21 de noviembre de 2019

Endangered monarch butterflies get help from Yolo Resource Conservation District.

The Yolo County Resource Conservation District is working with the Xerces Society and landowners to increase breeding and foraging habitat for western monarch butterflies across the county.

https://www.dailydemocrat.com/2019/11/20/endangered-monarch-butterflies-get-help-from-yolo-resource-conservation-district/amp/

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01 de noviembre de 2019

Natural Sightings: Little stained glass windows that can fly.

Like most insects that advertise themselves with red or orange, Checkerspots do not taste good to predators. From the plants they eat, the caterpillars pick up bitter chemicals called iridoid glycosides.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/natural-sightings-little-stained-glass-windows-that-can-fly/article_04b11768-fce2-11e9-add7-57b9c133123d.amp.html

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29 de octubre de 2019

Arizona butterfly lands in California classroom with phone number on its wings.

A high school teacher in Oxnard, California, received an unexpected visitor from Southern Arizona earlier this month.

https://tucson.com/news/local/arizona-butterfly-lands-in-california-classroom-with-phone-number-on/article_a15f3646-ce2a-548a-9ff9-83143bf45a32.amp.html

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Pen in Hand: It's autumn in the Tehachapi Mountains, and we still have butterflies.

I love the natural world and observing the activities of our wildlife neighbors, from ladybugs to bats, from hummingbirds to lizards to elk, and everything in between. In recent years the time to see creatures like butterflies has expanded for a simple reason: our growing season is longer than it used to be.

A "growing season" is an old term used to describe the period between the last killing frost of spring and the first killing frost of autumn. It is during this period that almost any plant can grow.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/pen-in-hand-it-s-autumn-in-the-tehachapi-mountains/article_9cef2c6c-f9aa-11e9-a4b5-03c6fc59553e.amp.html

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22 de octubre de 2019

More Monarch Butterflies Than Usual Appear to Be Migrating This Fall.

In North America, two separate monarch populations migrate every fall. For the eastern population of butterflies, their migration typically begins in the northeastern U.S. and Canada where they live for the summer. They then travel south throughout the country, passing through most states in the U.S. on their way to spend the winter in Mexico. But monarchs that live west of the Rocky Mountains head to California for the winter, traveling there from states like Nevada and Utah, and south from Washington and Oregon. In spring, each of these populations reverses its route to migrate northward for the summer.

https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/lifestyle/more-monarch-butterflies-usual-appear-151250179.html

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15 de octubre de 2019

Orange County residents: A free Buckwheat in every garden

The Orange County chapter of the California Native Plant Society is giving away one free four-inch California buckwheat plant beginning October 5 at Acorn Day in O’Neill Regional Park. Plants will be distributed for planting in Orange County gardens only. Each of the 1,500 Buckwheat plants will be added to the OC Buckwheat Map as they are planted throughout the county.

The ‘Dana Point’ variety of California buckwheat grows naturally in the Dana Point headlands area and was selected by Tree of Life Nursery. This plant blooms profusely during late spring and summer, and often longer, with creamy white flowers that attract butterflies and other pollinators. California buckwheat is easy to grow and requires little water once established. The 'Dana Point' selection mounds one-to-three-feet and blends perfectly in any garden. California buckwheat is beautiful on a slope, in a border, or in a themed garden.

Click on the link for a list of events where you can get your free buckwheat plant until November 6th:
https://occnps.org/buckwheat-in-every-garden.html

And check with your local California Native Plant Society chapter for similar events:
https://www.cnps.org/

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08 de octubre de 2019

Ahead of winter monarch butterfly migration, backyard conservation encouraged.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - We're a little over a month away from the annual monarch butterfly count.

Every year from around Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day the black-and-orange insects can be spotted on the Central Coast but we've seen a troubling trend in recent years.

https://www.keyt.com/news/environment/ahead-of-winter-monarch-butterfly-migration-backyard-conservation-encouraged/1129990276

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