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Wild Ideas: The monarchs of Death Valley   

When Pam Owen went to Death Valley National Park earlier this month, she didn’t expect the first animal she’d see to be a monarch butterfly and wondered what they were doing there, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Wild Ideas: Monarchs head south   

Monarch butterflies are migrating through our area. Have their numbers increased, or are we just more aware of them? Find out more about their migration in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Wild Ideas: War of the red and gray   

Here in the United States, we feel beleaguered by invasive species that have been introduced from elsewhere, but our eastern gray squirrel has shown that this is not a one-way street, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Wild Ideas: Giants emerge in Slate Mills

After overwintering three giant swallowtail caterpillars that had pupated, Slate Mills resident Robin Williams sees two emerge from their chrysalises as healthy adults this spring, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.