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Restoring Life’s Fabric: The Biological Bottom Line

April 23, 2014By
Restoring Life’s Fabric: The Biological Bottom Line

We’ve framed the environmental problem the wrong way. There is no environment out there and we’re here, and we’ve got to regulate our interaction with it.

We are the environment. There is no distinction. What we are doing to our surroundings, we’re doing directly to ourselves.

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Milkweeds for Monarchs

April 22, 2014By
Milkweeds for Monarchs

The City of St. Louis is launching a citywide initiative to help connect people and urban nature. The STL Milkweeds for Monarchs initiative goals are to increase monarch butterfly habitat and to help people experience the splendor of monarchs in neighborhood parks and spaces.

This initiative will advance a priority in the Mayor’s Sustainability Action Agenda: to foster an enhanced connection between people and urban natural resources.

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Saving The Monarch’s Migration: A Conversation With Ecologist Lincoln Brower

April 18, 2014By
Saving The Monarch’s Migration: A Conversation With Ecologist Lincoln Brower

Every year, monarch butterflies undertake what seems like an impossible journey.

By the millions, they leave their summer breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to fly thousands of miles to a small area of alpine forest in central Mexico.

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Buen Viaje, Mariposas

April 17, 2014By
Buen Viaje, Mariposas

A landscape of runway and sleek aircraft aluminum, seen through a windowpane. Metal and concrete and glass. The same materials crushed and crumbled and torn where the World Trade Center had stood six days earlier.

We were waiting at our gate, at Boston’s Logan Airport, on the day after it reopened—six days after September 11th 2001.

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Precariousness For Pollinators: Monarch Butterflies & Honeybees In Decline

April 17, 2014By
Precariousness For Pollinators: Monarch Butterflies & Honeybees In Decline

Insect ecologist Chip Taylor is a friend to both the monarch butterfly and the honeybee. He’s been tracking monarchs and restoring their habitats since 1992.

And he’s worked with bees in French Guiana, Venezuela and Mexico.

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Why Monarch Art Matters

April 17, 2014By
Why Monarch Art Matters

Paul Mirocha’s elegant, precise and moving illustrations of monarchs and milkweeds have already begun to grace our website and public presentations, thanks to support recently received from the Compton Foundation.

He is considered by many to be among the most widely respected biological illustrators in North America, and his work has been featured on many…

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Vermont New Farmer Project – Upcoming Webinar with John Hayden

April 16, 2014By
Vermont New Farmer Project – Upcoming Webinar with John Hayden

Enhancing Native Pollinator Populations on Farms. We need these farming partners to pollinate our fruit and vegetable crops, yet our native pollinators and honey bees are struggling from multiple threats of pesticide exposure, habitat loss, parasites and diseases.

John Hayden from The Farm Between in Jeffersonville, VT will present on who the native pollinators are, why they are in trouble…

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How Attracting Wild Bees and Butterflies to Farms Can Save Farmers Money

April 14, 2014By
How Attracting Wild Bees and Butterflies to Farms Can Save Farmers Money

Right now in Washington and Oregon, 380,000 honeybee hives are at work pollinating cherry, pear, and apple orchards.

Last month, a million hives—three-quarters of the nation’s entire stock of commercial honeybees—were pollinating almonds in the Central Valley of California.

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