Monarchs go to California as well as Mexico!

California Bound! Not All Monarchs Go to Mexico

Every fall when the weather starts to get colder, the beautiful monarch butterflies make their migration south. Many of these painted creatures travel to Mexico and the Gulf coast to overwinter and lay eggs for next year's migration. Some monarchs will travel to California to the few sanctuaries that remain. One of the best locations…

Living with Arthritis Pain

Millions of people, including adults and children, suffer from arthritis. The disease is characterized by pain in the joints, and it's the leading cause of disability in America. Although people of all ages and races can get arthritis, it is more common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older. Symptoms of arthritis…

Depression and Chronic Pain

When you suffer from chronic pain, everyday living can become more difficult. You may find it hard to get comfortable, tackle chores, run errands, and sleep soundly. Constant pain and lack of sleep can make you more irritable, which can lead to other issues such as anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there are ways you can…

Remove invasive species to give pollinators a boost.

Removing Exotic Ornamentals Gives Pollinators a Boost

Privet was brought to the United States from China to be used as an ornamental shrub on public and private land, roadsides, and forested urban areas. Now, multiplying without bounds, privet competes with local plants for light, nutrients, and water. Researchers believe that privet is now disrupting the native bee populations and other pollinators.  A…