Today is an exciting day in the Library of Curiosities household. Though the past Spring and Summer season I was on the hunt. Loaded up with muddy buckets, dirty shovels, and nitrile gloves (all leaving their dusty mark on the floorboard of trusty rusty adventure mobile), I set out on a mission of collection. Verbena, […]
When monarch butterflies wing their way south to central Mexico each fall, they use the sun to ensure that they stay on course. But how they head in the right direction on cloudy days has been a mystery—until now. It turns out they use Earth’s magnetic field as a kind of backup navigational system. It’s […]
“A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.” James Whittaker reports for the Cayman Compass, writing about the most threatened animals […]
This video says about itself: Thursday, 30 January 2020 Missing Mexican butterfly conservationist found dead MEXICO CITY — The body of a Mexican conservationist devoted to the protection of the monarch butterfly in Mexico was found on Wednesday, two weeks after he went missing, the authorities said. Homero Gómez González managed a butterfly sanctuary in […]
The Liuwa Plain National Park stand in the far west of Zambia; they are exceedingly remote and wild. The national park is also one of the most amazing wildlife parks in Africa – it’s certainly one of the least visited. At the right time of year, a safari to the Liuwa Plains can be as […]
Caribou in Alaska and Canada migrate up to 1,350 kilometers round trip each year, a study reports.
Create, Conserve, Protect… The Monarch butterfly migration is a phenomenon, mainly across North America, where millions of Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) migrate from the United States and Canada to mountains in central Mexico, where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. Eastern Monarchs spend summers east of the Rocky Mountain […]