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Last-minute CEUs for DPR License

Are you in need of some last-minute CEUs for 2022? We're pleased to announce that a new online...

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 1:46 PM

Western Monarchs: 'A Great Breeding Season in 2022'

Ready for some good news about our iconic monarch butterflies? The Western monarch population at...

Overwintering monarchs in Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. This  site does not appear on the official list of California's overwintering sites, says WSU entomologist David James. It was home in November to 15,000 butterflies. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)
Overwintering monarchs in Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. This site does not appear on the official list of California's overwintering sites, says WSU entomologist David James. It was home in November to 15,000 butterflies. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)

Overwintering monarchs in Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. This site does not appear on the official list of California's overwintering sites, says WSU entomologist David James. It was home in November to 15,000 butterflies. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)

A cluster of monarchs at an overwintering site in Bolinas, Calif. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)
A cluster of monarchs at an overwintering site in Bolinas, Calif. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)

A cluster of monarchs at an overwintering site in Bolinas, Calif. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)

Monarchs clustering at an overwintering site in Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)
Monarchs clustering at an overwintering site in Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)

Monarchs clustering at an overwintering site in Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)

Posted on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 12:33 PM

It's Friday Fly Day!

It's "Friday Fly Day," but no flies today. They're in a "no-fly zone." That's because of the...

Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and a fly share a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 6:55 PM

Spotlight on the Butte Environmental Council

For 47 years the Butte Environmental Council (BEC) has been instrumental in initiating, supporting,...

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 5:00 AM
  • Author: Debi Durham, UC Master Gardener of Butte County

Bita Rostami: Practicum Project Published in Prestigious Journal

This is a success story about a former animal biology student, two professors, her practicum and...

Bita Rostami (center) with fellow researchers, Logan Ruggles and Marissa Lopez, at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve in San Jose.  This project was part of the California Ecology and Conservation, UC Natural Reserve System. They were measuring the abundance of yarrow, Achillea millefolium, in burned out areas and unburned areas of the reserve. (Photo by Logan Ruggles)
Bita Rostami (center) with fellow researchers, Logan Ruggles and Marissa Lopez, at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve in San Jose. This project was part of the California Ecology and Conservation, UC Natural Reserve System. They were measuring the abundance of yarrow, Achillea millefolium, in burned out areas and unburned areas of the reserve. (Photo by Logan Ruggles)

Bita Rostami (center) with fellow researchers, Logan Ruggles and Marissa Lopez, at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve in San Jose. This project was part of the California Ecology and Conservation, UC Natural Reserve System. They were measuring the abundance of yarrow, Achillea millefolium, in burned out areas and unburned areas of the reserve. (Photo by Logan Ruggles)

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 6:15 PM

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