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Planting Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies are endangered due to habitat loss across their range. Not just in their forested overwintering grounds in Mexico, but also where they migrate and reproduce here in North America including the Jacksonville area. One of the most important things we can do to combat monarch habitat loss in North America is to increase the presence of a type of plant commonly known as milkweed.  Milkweed is the only plant on which monarchs lay their eggs and the only plant their caterpi... Read More
at 8/25/22

The African Diver

The yellow-backed duiker is a forest dwelling antelope found in central and western Africa. It is the largest duiker and is listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with around 160,000 individuals in the wild. “Duiker” is the Afrikaans word for “diver.” This is because their body structure allows them to “dive” under brush and maneuver through forested areas with ease. The duiker’s rump sits higher than the... Read More
at 8/19/22