Learn about the basic biology and conservation status of pollinators, with an emphasis on Western monarch butterflies, during this online presentation. Iconic for their awe-inspiring migration pattern up and down North America, Western monarch butterflies have declined an astonishing 99.9% … Read more
A small group of scientists hopes a last-chance effort can save the western monarch butterfly, like it did for the California condor.
After dipping below its potential “extinction threshold,” the beloved butterfly population crashed again in 2020.
Let’s draw butterflies! Tune in to the Open Space Authority’s Facebook page at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9 for an engaging and interactive live-stream nature sketching lesson with artist and naturalist Edward Rooks. All you need is a computer, … Read more
The mourning cloak butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, is one of the most widely distributed butterflies in the world, ranging across most of the northern hemisphere. In some places like the British Isles it’s quite rare and to find one would make … Read more
Feb 9, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join State Parks Environmental Scientist Chris Heintselman as he orients new volunteers who are interested in helping State Parks monitor the host plant, Viola adunca, for the endangered Silverspot Butterfly. Requirements include … Read more
An examination of Northern California illustrates the challenges of trying to predict the future for evolving species.
Fascinating creatures, miniature works of art, critical links in the web of life — bugs are so much more than pests.
San Francisco tries to change the conditions that once made it famous for butterfly extinction
What most of us call “butterflies” are in fact just the fleeting last life stage of a creature with only one remaining purpose.