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Western Monarch Population Hanging On

February 18, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Monarch butterfly populations in California’s coastal overwintering sites showed a slight -- and surprising -- rebound in 2013 after more than a decade of dwindling numbers.

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San Francisco Mulls Commercial Butterfly Release Ban

December 11, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

San Francisco may become the first U.S. city to ban the release of commercially raised butterflies at ceremonies such as weddings, funerals, and charity events.

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Monarch butterfly numbers are down again

January 24, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Monarch butterflies are about half of last year's numbers in the Bay Area. But that's not saying all that much.

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Great year to view monarch butterflies

January 05, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Monarchs may be the most celebrated and regal of the Lepidoptera, and they're hitting record highs in the Bay Area. Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont is estimating their numbers at 4,200, which is 10 times the normal count. Grab your binoculars.

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Monitoring the Monarchs

June 17, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

A multi-generational migration route includes Pacific Grove, CA, where monarch butterflies fill the air and form large clusters on tree ...

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Ubiquitous Eucalyptus

July 01, 2006 by Bill O’Brien

Some folks love their scent and shade; others resent them for crowding out natives; most of us know they came from Australia and found a niche here. But few know that the East Bay’s eucalypts owe their presence to one entrepreneur who thought the trees would make him rich. They didn’t, but now, love them or hate them, the trees are here to stay. Fortunately, some animals have profited from Mr. Havens’s mistake.

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