Author: Stephanie McKnight

PORTLAND, Ore., January 23, 2020—The Xerces Society today announced that the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in California remains at critical levels for the second year. The monarch population during the 2018–19 winter was an all-time low. Unfortunately, this year’s …

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The annual Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count (WMTC) kicks off this coming weekend on Saturday, November 16 and will continue through Sunday, December 8. Thank you for being a part of this incredibly important community science program. This remarkable volunteer effort …

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By Candace Fallon and Emma Pelton on 6 November 2019 Together, these publications contribute to our growing understanding of how human actions can hurt—or help—monarchs. Joan Mosenthal DeWind was an early member of the Xerces Society and a keen supporter …

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Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History “Celebrate the return of Pacific Grove’s monarch butterfly population during Magnificent Monarchs on Saturday, November 30th, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Museum. …

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By Stephanie McKnight and Emma Pelton on 21 October 2019 Updates on a multi-year collaborative research project tracking the imperiled western monarch population. After the sudden and shocking crash in the number of monarchs overwintering in California during the winter …

Western Monarchs: Notes from the Field Read More »

Location: Rob Hill Campground, Presidio of San Francisco Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 Time: 10am-12pm Registration and website: https://www.presidio.gov/events/fourth-annual-monarch-butterflies-walk-learn 10 to 10:30 am Warm up activity, monarch experts, information and artifacts 10:30 to Noon Presentation & Walk Rob Hill Campground …

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Location: Natural Bridges State Beach Date(s): October 16th & 19th Learn how to share monarchs with others! Docent training class Fall 2019, October 16th & 19th. Classes: Sat 12-4 pm & Wed eve 6-9 pm. For applications contact Natural Bridges …

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Location: Natural Bridges State Beach Date: Recurring event daily on -October 19, 20, 26, 27 -November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 -December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 Time: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm For …

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Location: In and around Bolinas Trip Leader(s): Juan Garcia & Mia Monroe Start Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 Start Time: 8:30 AM End Time: 2:30 PM Description: The Pacific edge of Southern Marin County hosts rich habitats for landbirds, shorebirds, …

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Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Training Location: San Leandro Public Library: Mulford-Marina Branch, San Leandro, CA Date: November 2, 2019. 9am-12:30pm Led by: Susan Ramos and Mia Monroe Registration for this training is required. To register and get more information visit the …

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