Big Butterfly Count: UK-wide survey calls on people to count butterflies to help map and measure populations — Life & Soul Magazine

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is calling on people to count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright and preferably sunny weather, as part of this year’s Big Butterfly Count. The UK-wide survey simply asks you to spend 15 minutes in an outdoor space counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) you see. […]

Big Butterfly Count: UK-wide survey calls on people to count butterflies to help map and measure populations — Life & Soul Magazine

Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly — Mike Powell

Yesterday I was excited to spot several tiny Eastern Tailed-Blue butterflies (Everes comyntas) during a brief visit to Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge. What was particularly striking was that these delicate butterflies were perched with their wings partially open, revealing a spectacular blue color. I maneuver to position myself almost directly above one perched close […]

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First spring butterfly — Mike Powell

Yesterday was a beautiful spring-like day and I went on a long hike at Prince William Forest Park, the largest protected natural area in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region at over 16,000 acres. It felt like the perfect weather for finding dragonflies, but it is still a bit too early for them. I was, however, […]

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California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Critically Low for 2nd Year in a Row — KTLA

The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California’s coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. The count of the orange-and-black insects by the Xerces Society, a nonprofit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates, recorded about 29,000 butterflies in its…

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Monarch Threats and Winter Birds — Little Backyard World

You may have heard of the disappearance of the well-known conservationist that has been protecting the monarch butterflies that migrate to Mexico and winter there. Homero Gomez was last seen on January 13th. Monarchs have a number of threats including illegal logging that reduces the size of their winter habitat in Michoacán. I recently finished […]

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Mt. Piños Birds & Butterflies Reminder: Sat & Sun, 8-9 June, 2019, 8AM — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Mt. Piños is a great area for mountain birds such as Clark’s Nutcracker, White-headed Woodpecker, Mountain Quail, singing Green-tailed Towhees and Fox Sparrows, Pygmy & White Breasted Nuthatches, Cassin’s & Purple Finches, Lawrence’s Goldfinches and the ever-elusive Calliope Hummingbird. We’re always on the lookout for one or more of the released California Condors who are […]

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Butterflies Vs. Border Wall: National Butterfly Center Seeks Restraining Order — News : NPR

The center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

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