Nancy’s Final (I hope) Word on Tropical Milkweed As co-founder with April of our Habitat Corridor Project, I mostly talk about how to make gardens more wildlife friendly, and the habitat value of native plants. Though I have written
Fall Plant Sales
NATIVE PLANT SALE If you are looking to enhance the habitat value of your garden, you won’t want to miss the annual CNPS (California Native Plant Society) plant sale on October 8, 10am-1pm, at the Laguna Foundation, 900 Sanford Road,
MORE ON MONARCHS On July 21 the monarch butterfly was declared endangered by IUCN (The International Union for the Conservation of Nature). Being listed on the IUCN Red List means it is the first time the monarch has been officially
All Butterflies Need Our Help
It has been encouraging to see so many habitat gardening enthusiasts plant more milkweed and work together to save the rapidly declining Monarch populations. While there was some good news of a significant increase in the overwintering Monarch populations on
Locals and Migrants
Locals and Migrants: Autumn in the Habitat Garden The white-crowned sparrows have come and gone. Their melancholy song marked the end of summer and the return of the autumn season. Golden-crowned sparrows, a female tanager and a male yellow rumped
What you can do.
WHAT CAN WE DO in our own gardens to help sustain our local wildlife? Because by all accounts, and many of our own observations, populations of many songbirds, butterflies and bees are going in the wrong direction, way too
Happy Friday! There is a bunch going on around here at the Habitat Corridor Project. A brief update:Our Sebastopol Corridor Project is thriving – these sites only get bi-weekly water at the most – and the plants are doing well.
Our native manzanitas are flowering now and they will attract many early spring pollinators, including those fuzzy black and yellow-haired bumblebees. There are 26 native species of bumblebees in California and they live in small colonies in the ground, which
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Habitat Notes A few weeks ago April was excited to spot a beautiful reddish-orange dragonfly in her garden. She sent me the photo, hoping I could identify it. This beauty was a Flame Skimmer, common to ponds, lakes, and streams