Journal archives for November 2019

November 01, 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.

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November 21, 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.

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November 24, 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.

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