Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Spring Is Just Shy, That’s All

Well, the weather won’t warm up and my favorite early spring bloomers won’t show off. The Corsican hellebores are holding their flowers facedown. I can’t see them at all, though the ants can. The pieris set buds last summer, but … Continue reading

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Monarch Population Declines Rapidly

Yesterday the New York Times reported that the monarch butterfly population fell by 59% from December 2011 to December 2012. Monarchs migrate from the United States to Mexico every fall and spend the winter in nationally protected forest. However, warmer … Continue reading