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Yesterday’s ho-hum is today’s bulletin. We will be seeing and feeling more of this radical shift in perspective as climate change continues to change more than climate. 212 more words

Natural History

Monarch Butterflies May Be Fluttering Toward Extinction

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Are they fluttering toward extinction? Once common monarch butterflies may be headed that way.

Alex DeMetrick reports the monarch’s population has plunged and that’s bringing calls to protect it. 347 more words


Hunting in the Swamp / Boxelder Bugs (Haiku / Senryu)

hunting in the swamp /
searching for tiny creatures – /
sense of wonder /

boxelder bugs /
mating in the milkweed down – / 34 more words

Sunlight (Cartwheeling) (Haiku)

sunlight – /
cartwheeling through the lawn /
in the milkweed floss //

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where “traveler” from Khalil Gibran’s “Sand and Foam” is our inspiration: 242 more words

Biodiversity: Endangered species protection sought for dwindling monarch butterflies

Pesticides, habitat loss and GMO crops seen as main threats

Staff Report

FRISCO —As monarch butterfly populations dwindle to unprecedented low levels, activists say the colorful and far-ranging insects need protection of the Endangered Species Act to survive. 854 more words