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corridors of nature...in the city

A Butterfly Species Settles in San Francisco’s Market Street Two advocates track Western tiger swallowtails through the city and use art to encourage residents to think of the fluttering creatures as welcome neighbors By Aleta George for smithsonian.com August 28, 2013 “Nature is everywhere,” says lepidopterist Liam O’Brien about the tigers of San Francisco’s Market Street—Western […]

Posted: September 22 2014
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new infographic: monsanto vs monarchs

Monarch butterflies, celebrated for their remarkable migration across the continent, are in trouble. This year, the monarch population is by far the lowest ever recorded. A primary cause of this decline is the loss of milkweed plants from our agricultural landscape throughout the Midwest. Milkweeds are a critical component of the breeding habitat for monarchs […]

Posted: June 12 2014
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relic ecologies / a note from Severine from Point Reyes Station

A visit to my fairy godmother's perch in Pt. Reyes Station. Barbara is a lepidopterist, a xercian butterfly gardener, a naturalist, a thinker. She reminds me about the integrity of ecosytems, and the butterflies about the peace of wild things. "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in […]

Posted: January 30 2008