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Science on the SPOT: Monarch Meetup

Science on the SPOT: Monarch Meetup

Monarch butterflies migrate from all over the western United States to overwinter along the California coast. Conservation Biologist Stu Weiss uses specialized photographic equipment to study what makes good monarch overwintering habitat.

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Summer Solstice, Shifting Spring

Summer Solstice, Shifting Spring

Tomorrow is our summer solstice—the longest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Producers Notes: Cal Academy Butterfly Collection

Producers Notes: Cal Academy Butterfly Collection

Collections Manager Norman Penny gives Science on the SPOT a small peek at The Cal Academy’s vast butterfly collection.

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Science on the SPOT: Cal Academy Butterfly Collection

Science on the SPOT: Cal Academy Butterfly Collection

The California Academy of Sciences has the largest collection of biological reference materials west of the Mississippi River. Norman Penny, collections manager of the entomology department, gives QUEST viewers a peek at the academy's vast butterfly collection.

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Migrating Monarch Butterflies Hunker Down in Monterey

Migrating Monarch Butterflies Hunker Down in Monterey

As you read this, monarch butterflies are arriving at their winter homes in Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove.

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Science on the SPOT: Fire and Butterflies

Science on the SPOT: Fire and Butterflies

Can fire save the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly? The Golden Gate National Recreation Area experiments with using controlled burns to improve habitat for this critically imperiled Bay Area native.

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Producer's Notes for  Science on the SPOT: Fire and Butterflies

Producer's Notes for Science on the SPOT: Fire and Butterflies

On a glorious sunny August morning I found myself in a parking lot in the Marin headlands attending in a pre-burn fire crew meeting.

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Home Sweet Serpentine

Home Sweet Serpentine

Serpentine soil is a tough environment, but some unique plants and animals call it home.

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