Monthly Archives: August 2016

Red Shouldered Hawk

The red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. Red-shouldered hawks are permanent residents throughout most of their range, though northern birds do migrate, mostly to central Mexico. The main conservation threat to the widespread species is […]

Don’t remove all the Milkweed!

Don’t remove all the Milkweed! Instead, control it by planting milkweed in flower pots or garden beds. Why?? It is the only place Monarch butterflies lay their eggs. “Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed; their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants (Asclepias spp.), and monarch butterflies need milkweed to lay their eggs. With shifting land management practices, […]