Chip Taylor http://kcur.org en Precariousness For Pollinators: Monarch Butterflies & Honeybees In Decline http://kcur.org/post/precariousness-pollinators-monarch-butterflies-honeybees-decline <p>Insect ecologist Chip Taylor is a friend to both the monarch butterfly and the honeybee. He's been tracking monarchs and restoring their habitats since 1992. And he's worked with bees in French Guiana, Venezuela and Mexico.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:57 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Suzanne Hogan 54337 at http://kcur.org Precariousness For Pollinators: Monarch Butterflies & Honeybees In Decline Concern For Monarch Butterflies Inspires Dancer To Action http://kcur.org/post/concern-monarch-butterflies-inspires-dancer-action <p>The click of a hair curler and a spritz of hairspray punctuated conversation in the small side room of <a href="http://www.monarchwatch.org/">Monarch Watch</a>, a conservation project based at the University of Kansas. Normally home to a display of tarantulas, the room on Friday was transformed into a dressing room for New York-based dancer Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, who wore a black unitard decorated with sequins. In one corner of the room were the vividly-colored orange and black silk butterfly wings that would complete her metamorphosis.</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:59:55 +0000 Julie Denesha 38988 at http://kcur.org Concern For Monarch Butterflies Inspires Dancer To Action Pollinators: Butterflies And Bees http://kcur.org/post/pollinators-butterflies-and-bees <p>Who doesn’t love Monarch Butterflies?&nbsp; Could you imagine the loss we would feel if they disappeared?&nbsp; Our guest on Central Standard today will talk to us about the decline of monarch butterfly populations.&nbsp; It comes down to a loss of habitat.&nbsp;&nbsp; We discuss the severity of the situation and what we can do to help turn things around?&nbsp; We also discuss threats to bees and the implications of having another pollinator at risk.&nbsp; Our guest works for K-U.&nbsp; <strong>Orley “Chip” Taylor</strong> is a trained insect ecologist and founded <a href="http://www.monarchwatch.org/">Monarch Watch</a> some 20-years ago.&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s an opportunity to learn about monarch butterflies….</p><p></p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:25:51 +0000 Bill Anderson & Matthew Long-Middleton 35518 at http://kcur.org Pollinators: Butterflies And Bees