Monarch Butterflies

Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Monarch on the milkweed The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.namonarchs.org/ Sex, Lies and Butterflies About The Sex, Lies and Butterflies crew discuss how the documentary’s stunning footage was captured and put together: https://t.co/44upbxCUe6 #NaturePBS — Nature on PBS (@PBSNature) …

Bees

Photo: Zion National Park, Honey Bee Bee = Insect with four wings that is related to the wasps, gathers pollen and nectar from flowers from which it makes beebread and honey for food, and usually lives in large colonies. World Bee Day May 20 is World Bee Day. The date coincides with the birthday of …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating for 2018. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These …

Insects

While most nature travelers do not go out of their way to inspect the insects, it would be a far less interesting world without ants, bees, butterflies and the host of species that comprise the insect kingdom. Whether the bugs are beautiful or tasty or downright dangerous, here is our guide to insects. Wiki Insects …

Soundwalks in Chicago

Soundwalk = excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment. A perfect event to host or join for World Listening Day (July 18). Hello, friends in the Midwest. If you are in Chicago this week (June 23-25) the go-to events are the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks Soundwalks. For all ages – …