Archive for December, 2007


December 20, 2007

Published on December 20, 2007

Welcome to my journey. This may be the only report all year that I actually type, as I have not yet departed and still have access to e-mail. Throughout 2008, I will be off-line and dispatching reports by hand, from various rural mailboxes around the land…


Migration or expansion, monarch butterflies make us aflutter

Published on December 12, 2007

Ron Sullivan and Joe Eaton Wednesday, December 12, 2007 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/12/HOFATOIBO.DTL They’re back! The monarch butterflies have returned to their favored Bay Area winter roosting spots, festooning the trees with orange and black. Ardenwood Historic Farm near Fremont had about 600 last week, according to supervising naturalist Ira Bletz. “That’s a typical number for this time Read more …


Buy This 40-Page Booklet for Your Cucurbit and Berry Pollinators

Published on December 1, 2007

The Vegetable & Small Fruit Gazette December 2007 Volume 11, No. 12 Shelby Fleischer, Entomology, Penn State University Never heard of the Xerces Society? Well, it’s not a widely publicized group, but it is an excellent, small society devoted to conservation of one segment of biological diversity: insects! And they just updated an excellent, inexpensive Read more …