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North Broadway, Walnut CreekSan Francisco ChronicleOn the Creek Walk, amble past the Butterfly Habitat Garden, where you may find monarch or other species of butterflies alighting on native flowers and ...and more »
KPBSHow Did Butterfly Wings Inspire Next Generation Of Cell Phone Screens?KPBSIt's a concept in which scientists and technicians study the systems in nature for inspiration into how to solve human problems. The zoo is teaming up with ...and more »
Globe and MailFalling in Love Sparks the BraineMaxHealth... also stimulate the heart and cause “butterflies” in the stomach. According to Syracuse University Professor Stephanie Ortigue who conducted the study . ...Study: Falling in Love Takes Only a Fifth of a SecondAOL HealthLove induces euphoria similar to cocaine abuse--studyTheMedGuruPeople Fall in Love, Brain and SoulFox Newsall 102 news articles »
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderNorthwest second-graders study monarch butterfliesWilkes Barre Times-LeaderStudents making butterfly bites made from celery, peanut butter, pretzels and raisins, from left, are Jaclynn Hess and Camryn Weber.
WILDERS: Plan now for butterfly gardenNorth County Times4 with Paul Tuskes, known nationally for his study of butterflies and moths. Cost: members $25, nonmembers $30. Some starter plants will be provided. ...
Research reveals Monarch Butterflies medicate their offspringPunto DigitalThe UM chemical ecologist, Mark Hunter, considered that “we have studied the types of leaves primates eat in the jungle, but this study with butterflies ...Butterflies Choose Plants for Medicinal QualitiesScientific Americanall 2 news articles »
Studying Royal MigrationHarvard CrimsonMonarch butterflies—famous for their royal wingspan and bold orange and black stripes—may be unconventional animals to study, but they have been the ...
Care2.comButterfly Study Suggests Animal Self-Medication is WidespreadVoice of AmericaSelf-medication in the animal kingdom may be even more widespread than previously thought, according to a new study of butterflies which could provide clues ...Researchers aflutter over health secretsVancouver SunMonarch butterflies use medicinal plants to treat offspringPressZoom (press release)all 25 news articles »
...in the monarchs," says Jaap de Roode, the evolutionary biologist who led the study. "And we have also found that infected female butterflies prefer to lay their eggs on plants that will make their offspring less sick, suggesting that monarchs have evolved...
World ScienceStudy: Butterflies choose medicinal plantsUPI.comATLANTA, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Monarch butterflies seem to use medicinal plants to treat their offspring, choosing certain ones to lay their eggs on, a US study ...Butterflies “treat” sick youngWorld ScienceMonarch butterflies medicate their sick kidsMongabay.comMonarch butterflies use plants to treat their offspring for disease ...Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)Natural News.com -AnnArbor.com -Softpediaall 35 news articles »
...the larva's food plants, can reduce parasite infection in the monarchs," Jaap de Roode, the evolutionary biologist who led the study, said. "And we have also found that infected female butterflies prefer to lay their eggs on plants that will make their offspring...
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Seneca students study butterfliesBlue Mountain EagleSENECA - Budding entomologists at Seneca School have become experts in the study of the pine butterfly. Fascinated by the snowy insect ...
Enjoy some very close-up slow motion footage of these amazing orange, black and silver butterflies, as they visit the flowers of Lantana bushes. This footage was filmed inside the Los Angeles Zoo, on ornamental plants along one of the pathways. The adult butterflies love to feed on the nectar-rich flowers of Lantana, while the caterpillars eat the leaves of Passion Vine. These scenes were filmed with a hand-held Casio EX-F1 high speed camera, at 300fps. The footage was rendered at 15fps, resulting in a 20x slow-down from realtime speed, and upscaled to 720p HD to help preserve the resolution after multiple trips through video compression. The music is a custom mix of "Bio" from the "Silicon Landscape" CD by Technician (yours truly). I hope you enjoy the show! Note: This is copyrighted material, however, you may download this footage and music directly from YouTube and use it free of charge in your own non-profit YouTube videos. The full free usage policy can be found here: jcmdi.com
Since 1992, Monarch Watch has led a nationwide study of the spectacular fall migration of monarch butterflies from the United States to Mexico. Monarch Watch and Jayhawk Audubon Society sponsored monarch butterfly tagging for the public at the Baker University Wetlands on Sept. 18, 2010. The groups provided tags, nets and instructions in how to net and tag monarchs. More than 600 people tagged 746 butterflies. Watch Anne Ryan of Monarch Watch describe the annual event's purpose and see photos of monarchs from the Monarch Watch open house on Sept. 11, 2010. Visit www.kuendowment.org to learn more about Monarch Watch and give now.
The culmination of 2 years-worth of rearing and filming, this collection of scenes from the Sara Orange-Tip (Anthocaris Sara) Butterfly's life cycle has finally been released! This beautiful white, orange, and black butterfly is found throughout the western United States, and is one of the first butterflies to emerge in spring. It is easily mistaken for the more common Cabbage White Butterflies and other similar species unless one is able to get close enough to see the bright orange wingtips. As Winter ends and the days slowly begin to warm, these butterflies begin emerging from their long winter sleep as pupae, and start looking for mates. The females seek out plants in the Mustard family and lay their eggs on the plant's stems. After a week or so, the eggs develop and hatch, after which the tiny larvae, not much longer than 1/8" eat their eggshells (shown here in time lapse) for some extra protien to start the caterpillar phase of their lives.. Over the next few weeks the caterpillar grows to maturity, eating mostly the plant's flower heads and seed capsules. At some point late in the caterpillar's life, it makes a "decision" based on environmental conditions, whether or not to develop immediately into an adult butterfly, or hibernate (known as "diapause") as a chrysalis (pupa) for the winter. It then searches for a suitable spot on a plant stem straps itself in using a silken threads and pad that it spins from glads near its mouth, where it then pupates (also shown ...
An interesting collection of slow motion butterfly footage filmed with the Casio EX-F1, in and around Santa Clarita, California. The music is the last half of "Newton's Prizm" by Technician (yours truly) from the "TimeShift" CD. Full artist discography available at technician.jcmdi.com
One day while hiking in Bouquet Canyon, CA, I ran across an exceptionally friendly male Lorquin's Admiral... He was avidly guarding and patrolling his territory in this little alcove of Willow trees, but didn't seem to mind me watching and filming him. On a whim I decided to try picking him up, which he allowed - especially after tasting the light layer of sweat on my finger. Butterflies are known for visiting unusual places to drink water and take in natural salts and minerals, which might be otherwise lacking in their diet. In this case, the salts came right to him and he seemed happy to enjoy the attention while he lapped it up! The Lorquin's Admiral Butterfly (Limenitis lorquini) was named after Pierre Lorquin, a French naturalist who came to California during the gold rush of the mid 1800's. It's a fairly common butterfly in canyon bottoms, wherever it's Willow caterpillar host plant grows abundantly. The larvae are not so easy to find and I found that it was easier to get a female to lay eggs than it was to locate caterpillars in the wilderness! Here, you can see the entire rearing project, from eggs to adult butterfly: lepidoptera.jcmdi.com Cameras used: Casio EX-F1 for slow motion, and Canon HF100 for 1080p HD The music is the title track from the "Digital Dreaming" CD by Technician (yours truly), mixed in with natural sounds from the Bouquet Canyon area. Thanks so much for watching and reading! :-)
Just some random scenes and displayes of general goings-on at the show....
These amazing butterflies are found in Queensland, Australia, Papua, New Guinea, and surrounding tropical areas. Also shown is a display of local southern California butterflies, as well as an interesting species of moth with large eye spots on the wings.
Just a quick bitty our friend Chris did a while back. I never got around to doing anything with it, so here it is.
An amazing array of butterflies, moths and other bugs were on display (and for sale) at the 2010 LANHM Insect Fair...
These large tropical butterflies were named for their bird-like wing shape, large size, and similarity to small birds in flight. Many of these species are quite rare and protected by international wildlife laws. Special permits (CITES) are required to bring them into the USA. Birdwings are found primarily in the South Pacific region, including nothern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, SouthEast Asia, etc. and include the largest of all known butterflies - the female Queen Alexandra's Birdwing, which can reach up to a 12-inch wingspan! Interesting facts in Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org
BUTTERFLY ZONE3 (butterflies) The three (3) butterflies in butterfly zone3 were the caterpillars marked with red face paint in caterpillar zone3 that chose the Hollyhock plant diet rather than the Pink Pewter Nettle plant diet. There were very few observations and no intentional video recordings of the butterflies' diet preferences or choices in butterfly zone3; but remarkably ongoing surveillance video was shot of all the butterfly subjects over a period of about 20 minutes landing on and feeding from the Hollyhock plant influenced sugar water rather than the Pink Pewter Nettle plant influenced sugar water feeder. To reiterate, this is the same dietary choice all three butterfly subjects definitively made as caterpillars. In the 'Butterfly Study' - we observed caterpillars in their terrestrial state demonstrating a distinct dietary choice. Then while occupying a completely different state of reality as celestial butterflies a majority of the subjects demonstrated the same affinity for the same dietary choice as they did caterpillars. Nothing definitive can be said about what happens to a caterpillar's consciousness (if one even exists) during the chrysalis stage. However if nature gives us what we need to reflect upon for a greater understanding of ourselves we can see there are two different states of reality for supposedly the same Bio-Energy ...... that is the Bio-Energy of the caterpillar and butterfly. And if we can observe the same choices between their two states ...
In this video from zone1 we observe butterflies in view congregating around the plant influenced sugar water container (common) vs. the fabricated caterpillar food influenced sugar water. Be warned, it's 16 min. plus of riveting butterfly watching video...still I am thinking better than trying to post nearly four weeks ...of caterpillar/ butterfly videos. In the 'Butterfly Study' - we observed caterpillars in their terrestrial state demonstrating a distinct dietary choice. Then while occupying a completely different state of reality as celestial butterflies a majority of the subjects demonstrated the same affinity for the same dietary choice as they did caterpillars. Nothing definitive can be said about what happens to a caterpillar's consciousness (if one even exists) during the chrysalis stage. However if nature gives us what we need to reflect upon for a greater understanding of ourselves we can see there are two different states of reality for supposedly the same Bio-Energy ...... that is the Bio-Energy of the caterpillar and butterfly. And if we can observe the same choices between their two states we can with a large degree of confidence theorise our Bio-Energy as an even greater and more complex unit of measurement than that of a caterpillar is capable of being cognizant of our choices (Cognizant Energy) after transferring states to whatever states awaits our Bio-Energy after the expiration of our physical bodies. Transferring states? Please read the 'Intro to ...
These are a few of the caterpillars in zone3 searching out their new environment in the Butterfly Study. In the 'Butterfly Study' - we observed caterpillars in their terrestrial state demonstrating a distinct dietary choice. Then while occupying a completely different state of reality as celestial butterflies a majority of the subjects demonstrated the same affinity for the same dietary choice as they did caterpillars. Nothing definitive can be said about what happens to a caterpillar's consciousness (if one even exists) during the chrysalis stage. However if nature gives us what we need to reflect upon for a greater understanding of ourselves we can see there are two different states of reality for supposedly the same Bio-Energy ...... that is the Bio-Energy of the caterpillar and butterfly. And if we can observe the same choices between their two states we can with a large degree of confidence theorise our Bio-Energy as an even greater and more complex unit of measurement than that of a caterpillar is capable of being cognizant of our choices (Cognizant Energy) after transferring states to whatever states awaits our Bio-Energy after the expiration of our physical bodies. Transferring states? Please read the 'Intro to Butterfly Study' for the law of physics definition on energy & transferring states on Face book in the Butterfly Study. .
Monarch butterflies navigate via internal compass. Seen most often in North America, the beautiful winged insects have long fascinated scientists with their migratory abilities as they travel up to 3000 miles to Michoacán, Central Mexico for the winter and make a northward return journey in spring. Neurobiologists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the USA have discovered that these amazing insects have inbuilt biological compasses, which are not only sensitive to light but can also sense the direction of the Earth's magnetic field. Their most recent study found that the Monarch butterflies seem to primarily use the sun to navigate, with the magnetic compass serving as a backup system on cloudy or overcast days. Furthermore, their magnetic directional guides are activated by certain wavelengths of ultraviolet and blue light, which peak during summer and signal to the butterflies that it is time for southward bound flight. What a remarkable and precise ability! Many thanks, University of Massachusetts scientists, for these fascinating insights. May the world of animal intelligence inspire us toward ever greater appreciation and respect for the wondrous butterflies and other myriad creations of nature.
Dedication ceremony held for new environmental learning areas at Mary McCann ParkHeritage NewspapersThe Environmental Education/Passive Recreation Area, located on 15 acres, is designed for leisurely walks, nature study and guided tours. ...and more »
Field trip inspires Honesdale soccer player's career opathScranton Times-TribuneThere, the guides showed the young scientists monarch butterflies, which the Barn rescues from threatened habitats. The field lab tracks the migration of ...
Love & griefTulsa World"I would pick him up at the airport, and I would still get butterflies in my belly. I was so totally in love with this man.and more »
No Chiropractic Curriculum Could Be Without It Clinical ServicesPress Distribution (press release) (blog)Thіѕ іѕ usually thе time thаt a student wіƖƖ bе rewarded fοr hеr οr hіѕ hard work аnԁ unwavering dedication tο thе course οf study bу being permitted tο ...and more »
Tiptoe through tulips — and other blooms — with MomToronto SunAside from the White Garden, the Rose Garden and the Knot Garden, the 11-hectare site features a cedar maze, streams, lots of birds and butterflies, ...and more »
Organic farms may be seen as wildlife friendly, but the benefits to birds ...7thSpace Interactive (press release)The research looked at birds, insects (including butterflies, bees and hoverflies), earthworms and plants. Comparing farm by farm, the researchers found a ...
'Every moment is so precious'Edmonton JournalShe will think of her mom whenever she sees a butterfly, “because she really likes butterflies.” Brett's notes to his mom tell her that he loves her “to the ...and more »
Caterpillars teach climate changeABC7Chicago.com"We're trying to study about caterpillars and so all of my friends are working on these projects to talk about the butterfly stages and stuff," said Rhese ...and more »
Art professor creates commissioned butterfly sculpture for Memorial HospitalGoshen College NewsRecognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron's Best Buys in Education, "Colleges of Distinction ...and more »
Times OnlineStudy spikes organic food environment claimsTimes OnlineWhile there were more plants and butterflies on organic farms, there was no difference in the number of bees and there were 30 per cent more hoverflies on ...and more »
Elizabeth Mann donated her manuscript "Elizabeth's Secret Garden A Study of Butterflies in North America", while visiting Esuela Las Nubes in Jaco, Costa Rica. To see Elizabeth's tours visit her blog
Video Devotional, photos contributed by Colbert Martin, voice by Scott MacKinnon - installment 27
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) teens built butterfly houses during the first year of the Zaagkii Project. The teens are part of the KBIC Summer Youth Program. Working alongside members of several Ojibwa tribes, at-risk teens with the US Forest Service-sponsored Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will continue protecting pollinators during 2010 by helping to build the first-ever native species plants greenhouse on an American Indian reservation and hope to trace the Mexico Monarch migration. Teens from Marquette, MI planted/distributed over 26000 native plants seeds, helped transplant hundreds of native plant seedlings, hiked through remote forests with Zaagkii Project Native American college interns to learn importance and uses for native species plants, and have built and painted 36 mason bee houses and 18 butterfly houses with one of each placed by the USFS in The Peoples Garden at US Department of Agriculture Headquarters, National Mall, Washington, DC. The Zaagkii Project is sponsored by the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), the United States Forest Service (USFS) and Marquette County Juvenile Court. The at-risk teens put in 1786 hours of community service working on the Zaagkii Project. In 2010, the youths, KBIC and USFS will build a native plants greenhouse near the shores of Lake Superior, the first greenhouse of its kind on tribal property in US KBIC "is happy to be partnering with the Cedar Tree ...
As a student with the Amazon Institute's travel study program, this film was one of my summer school projects,. Influenced by National Geographic's Atmospheric podcasts,
A silent motion study from The Butterfly Conservatory, American Museum of Natural History, 1/23/10. "The problem is not desire. It's that your desires are too small." -- Sri Nisargadatta
Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet.（吃素、環保、救地球）for more details, Please visit www.SupremeMasterTV.com A new study indicates that butterflies are being hard hit by warmer temperatures and habitat loss. Just return to compassion and respect for all life. We must uphold the principle to insure that the animals do not disappear...etc.一項新研究指出蝴蝶正因暖化造成棲息地流失，面臨嚴重威脅，只要回歸愛心和尊重所有生命，我們必須秉持這個原則，動物才不會消失...等等。
Thomas Wang is one of the foremost experts on San Bruno Mountain, the habitat, and the butterflies, and explains that a new EIR is imperative to study and save the species.
Thomas Wang is one of the foremost experts on San Bruno Mountain, the habitat, and the butterflies, and explains that a new EIR is imperative to study and save the species.
108 Peacock butterflies were collected to do a study on parasitic caterpillars and paupae. After the data was collected the newely hatched butterflies were freed
A short video where founder Rob Brooks talks about the free educational opportunities of Eden Rose Coppice. www.withnature.org is a charitable organisation helping those with terminal illnesses by creating woodland retreats. eden Rose Coppice, the first of it's kind, is where pupils can study wildlife in a safe environment, set insect traps, study butterflies in the meadow or study pondlife. The video was created by http based in sudbury suffolk
Monarch Watch — a KU-based network of students, teachers, volunteers and researchers dedicated to study of the monarch butterfly — is providing caterpillars to NASA, along with a special artificial diet. If all goes according to plan, the insects will eat, grow and go through metamorphosis to emerge as adult butterflies in 17 days while in low Earth orbit. Learn more about the mission at: www.news.ku.edu Learn more about Monarch Watch at www.monarchwatch.org
Eugene Young of Plainview tags monarch butterflies as part of a study to track the migration of the fair-weather insect.