Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating. 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 protected areas …

Insects

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez, Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Insect = a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings Essay 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 …

Insect apocalypse

Buzzwords Insect apocalypse = Sharp decline in the number of insects Headlines Is an ‘insect apocalypse’ happening? How would we know? The insect apocalypse is here – NYT Where have all our insects gone – The Guardian What’s Causing the Sharp Decline in Insects, and Why It Matters – Yale 360 Planeta.com https://planeta.com/insects Biodiversity Extinction

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 …

Crickets

Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library Cricket = an insect related to the grasshoppers. The male produces a rhythmical chirping sound Also see: cricket (sport) Recommended Listening https://www.abc.net.au/events/ozpod/ozpod-2018-striking-a-chord/10386688 https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/god-39s-chorus-of-crickets Planeta.com Insects Wildlife Cricket Listen

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 https://www.monarchwatch.org http://www.namonarchs.org https://www.nwf.org/Home/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Invertebrates/Monarch-Butterfly Sex, Lies and Butterflies sex-lies-butterflies – @PBSNature Recommended Listening The bitter taste of the monarch butterfly – Off Track – Native to North America, it was an …

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 – …