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By: Admin    February 05 2018 , 11:46 am
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February 5th is Western Monarch Day! This is a day to celebrate the annual migration of the Western Monarch Butterflies back to the west coast for the winter months.Due to recent population declines, a successful migration is certainly something to celebrate! Within the past 10 years, the population of the monarch has declined up to 74-90% in some areas. Monarch butterflies give many benefits to the environment and balance local ecosystems. They provide vital pollination and are a source of food for birds and other small predators. Not to mention they are strikingly beautiful! These stunning butterflies contribute to the local economies during the migration by attracting tourists from around the country.When monarch butterflies reproduce, the milkweed is the only plant from which the caterpillars will eat and survive. The disappearance of these plants is part of the main reason we are seeing less ...
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By: Admin    January 24 2018 , 04:14 pm
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A Renaissance Woman Living in A Digital Age Green Touch Hub recently interviewed Kaarina Dillabough, the winner of our photography contest, and asked her what it is like to see the natural world through a creative lens. A shot of Kaarina Dillabough “in action” Nuts and Bolts of the TradeKaarina has been taking photographs all her life, and has some wisdom to impart to budding photographersA flower and butterfly shot by Kaarina DillaboughGreen Touch Hub had the privilege of speaking to Kaarina Dillabough, the winner of our recent photography contest.  We asked her if she does photography for work or for fun, and how she shoots photos.“[I’m] just a hobby photographer, strictly for enjoyment.” Kaarina said. She’s been doing it her whole life, and she uses a “a very simple ‘point and shoot’ camera, Canon Power Shot SX 710HS”.  When asked what her advice is to aspiring pho...
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