Monthly Archives: February 2019


We’ve made it… or rather watched it… second time… on the last day before little kitty’s 12th birthday! Enjoyed it as much as the first time, this is a movie to stay with us!

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CALIFORNIA: Monarch Butterflies

Are We Watching the End of the Monarch Butterfly? Create Habitat for Monarchs Growing Milkweed from Seed #SaveMilkweedSaveMonarchs Planting Challenge The Four Biggest Hazards Facing Monarch Butterflies, and How You Can Help Western Monarch Call to Action Native Milkweed Planting … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA: State Insect

Virtual travel from Japan to California brought up the topic of the state symbols… like, the official State Insect of California? The California dogface butterfly or dog head (Zerene eurydice) was designated the official State Insect in 1972. The butterfly … Continue reading

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Founded in 1969, IT is the first outdoor, open-air museum of art in Japan. IT creates a harmonic balance of nature and art by exhibiting sculptures with views of the surrounding valley and mountains. The permanent collection is comprised of … Continue reading

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