Archive for June, 2017

Go north young man

As a kid on our family vacations out west to see my grandparents, both in California and later Arizona, tumbleweed were not an uncommon sight. So when I read this article entitled “Snowball ‘Tumbleweeds’ Blow Across Antartica” by Kacey Deamer over at Live Science, imagine my surprise.

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Green Librarian

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Monarchs

So I recently read and I need to go back to find the article, hopefully this weekend, which came to mind when I remembered seeing a monarch a few weeks back and wondering why so early? Well, according to that article, monarchs we’re being spotted here earlier than usual and the problem with that is that the milkweed plants here aren’t in bloom yet.

Anyway, since I don’t have that article in front of me, I’m going with this article over at Scientific American entitled “Monarchs in Peril: There Numbers have been Declining Dramatically, but Figuring Out Exactly Why – and What to Do About it- is the Challengeby Anurag Agrawal. Here’s hoping they find an answer and I find the article that talks about Monarchs here in this region.

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Green Librarian