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2012-09-19 23:01:20

Dorothy and Leo Keeler are wildlife photographers and founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Their newest project offers creative incentives to help restore monarch butterflies across North America. The Milkweed for Monarchs Butterfly Garden Project is posted on Kickstarter.com and is designed to help restore monarchs by offering creative gifts to people who contribute to their butterfly garden project and are inspired to create Monarch Waystations of...

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2007-06-15 23:20:00

MIAMI -- The volunteers tote a butterfly net, binoculars and field guides around the Miami Metrozoo grounds, scanning the plants and flowers for fluttering wings. But they aren't searching for a rare species or collecting specimens for display - they're counting butterflies for the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network, then leaving the insects to continue their zigzagging flights through the humid air. As the summer butterfly watching season warms up, researchers hope similar counts organized...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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