Monarch Butterfly Gets Protection in ‘Historic’ Deal

(E&E News) April 8, 2020

The Fish and Wildlife Service today unveiled a sweeping, multistate plan to protect the monarch butterfly without adding it to the Endangered Species Act list. A long time in the making, the plan called, in part, a “candidate conservation” agreement unites state and federal officials with energy and transportation industry leaders on a common cause….Read more.

The Western Monarch Thanksgiving & New Year’s Counts

(Western Monarch Count) March 2020

Results from the 2019 Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count are now available! The Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count and New Year’s Count are the product of annual monitoring efforts by volunteer community scientists to collect data on the status of monarch populations overwintering along the California coast (and a few sites from inland areas). Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of these volunteers, we have over 20 years of data demonstrating… Read more. 

PPL’s Talking About the Birds and the Bees, and How it’s Trying to Get Back to Nature

(The Morning Call) September 02, 2019 

Nature seems to take its course in the vibrant hues and quiet activities at a patch of earth between Route 309 and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This is PPL Electric Utilities’ test garden at its Walbert Conference Center in South Whitehall Township, a project first seeded in 2017 that’s now bearing flowers and bringing birds, bees and other wildlife to areas beneath giant transmission towers and wires… Read More.