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Save the Monarch butterfly

The Monarch butterfly has suffered a huge 90% percent decline, which has taken place over the last 20 years. In the New Year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service decided to review whether the butterfly should be protected the Endangered Species Act. 652 more words


Gerber in a Bubble

I attended a workshop this weekend with renowned photographer Don Komarechka on macro photography. Don presented at my photography club a couple of months ago and I was completely awestruck by his work. 80 more words


Monarch Butterfly

Photo from http://www.monarch-butterfly.com

I’m seeing more and more in the print media about the decline in numbers of the Monarch butterfly.  I’m very glad to see this increase in concern as we are on the brink of seeing this butterfly completely disappear. 58 more words

The Butterfly Effect

I’m sure most of you have seen a Monarch butterfly.  It is one of the larger species of butterfly with brilliant orange, black and white wings.  1,050 more words


Summer 2014 Quick Update

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted — very busy, and not much going on in the garden. So here’s a synopsis of what happened since I last updated last May: 317 more words

California Native Plants

Seeds for today...Monarchs for tomorrow

Milkweed grows in my yard, bringing year round interest to my garden.  In the winter, beautiful formations of pods stand at various angles, weathering the winds and snow, releasing their seeds to spread wherever they land. 105 more words