Man Single-handedly Repopulated Butterfly Species in a City Using His Backyard

first_imgFly This Story Over To Your Friends: Click To Share (Photo by Tim Wong)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore When he first learned of the predicament of the pipevine swallowtail, the 28-year-old swooped in to help by creating a screened backyard enclosure with ideal environmental conditions for the insect.RELATED: Monarch Butterfly Population More Than Triples Over Last YearHe filled it with specific plants that the insects like to feed on. Then, he gathered a group of 20 different pipevine swallowtail caterpillars from nearby areas. As he carefully nursed the small tribe of precious insects, their numbers began to quickly multiply.Now years later, the DIY butterfly breeder brings dozens of caterpillars to the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s “California Native” exhibit every week—and thanks to Wong’s efforts, the pipevine swallowtail has been successfully repopulated in the city for the first time in decades.RELATED: Girl’s Lemonade Recipe to Saves Bees Turned Into Million Dollar Whole Foods DealThough the pipevine swallowtail isn’t technically endangered, the breathtaking species rapidly began disappearing from various areas around California as the state became more and more developed. Since they had vanished entirely from San Francisco, Wong had to collect his original group of caterpillars from private residents living in more vegetative areas.Though backyard conservation isn’t his professional forte, Wong has claimed—and earned— the lofty mantle of “Butterfly Whisperer” on Instagram.WATCH the video below…Biologist Tim Wong raises thousands of butterflies in his backyard.— 60 Second Docs (@60SecDocs) April 5, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTim Wong may work as an aquatic biologist during the day, but when he is back on terra firma he tends to other wildlife: raising endangered butterflies in his backyard.Studying butterflies had been a childhood hobby of Wong’s, so creating a backyard conservation area wasn’t a life-changing metamorphosis for him—but it certainly was for this species, which had vanished from the San Francisco skyline.last_img read more

No. 3 UWF advances to NCAA Quarterfinals in 1-0 win over No. 15 Rollins

first_img Share Chelsea Palmer drew a foul in the box to set up a Kelly Andres penalty kick in the 72nd minute for UWF. (Photo by Ed Cottington) No. 3 UWF advances to NCAA Quarterfinals in 1-0 win over No. 15 Rollinscenter_img   WINGATE, N.C. – The No. 3 West Florida women’s soccer team defeated No. 15 Rollins 1-0 in the NCAA Third Round in a showdown of the top two seeds remaining from the NCAA South Region. The Argonauts advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second consecutive season and the fourth time in the past six years.“That was an exciting match,” UWF coach Joe Bartlinski said. “Rollins is a very tough team. We knew they were going to be tough. We were able to get a shutout today, and that’s what it took to beat a great team like Rollins.”The win extended UWF’s conference-record unbeaten streak to 32 and its winning streak to 13. “We don’t even know about a streak,” Bartlinski said. “We know that we have to go win one game Sunday.”The Argonauts (16-0-3) and Tars (16-4-0) played a hard-fought match, and each team had multiple opportunities to score throughout the game. UWF took 25 shots and placed eight on goal, and Rollins took 16 shots, placing four on goal. UWF outshot Rollins 16-7 in the first half, but the teams tied in shots with nine each in the second half.The deciding moment came in the 72nd minute when senior Chelsea Palmer (Plano, Texas/Tyler JC) drove into the Rollins box and was tripped by a Rollins defender attempting to steal the ball.UWF was awarded a penalty kick, and junior Kelly Andres (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny HS) punched in the game winner for her third goal of the season and second game-winner of the season. The junior Argo is a perfect 5-for-5 in penalty kicks in her career and has started every game of her three-year UWF career.Senior Daniela Cruz (San Jose, Costa Rica/University of Costa Rica) anchored the UWF defense for the final 18 minutes of the game, sending cross after cross out of the Argo box as the Tars continued to fight until the final second.“We put all our heart into today’s game,” Cruz said. “Every game is different, and you never know what is going to happen. But, the team feels pretty confident.”Senior keeper Sarah Story (Hoover, Ala./Darton) made four saves in the win while coordinating the defense for her sixth solo shutout of the season and UWF’s 11th shutout as a team.UWF will play the winner of top-seeded Wingate and No. 3 seed Belmont Abbey from the Southeast Region in the NCAA Quarterfinals Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. ET in Wingate, N.C.“We’re just excited to see who our opponent is and see what we can do,” Bartlinski said.For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS#                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)                        2013 West Florida Women’s Soccer           #15 Rollins vs #3 West Florida (11/22/13 at Wingate, N.C.)Rollins (16-4) vs. West Florida (16-0-3) Date: 11/22/13      Attendance: 138 Weather: Cool, High 50s Goals by period       1  2  Tot ——————————- Rollins………….  0  0 –  0 West Florida……..  0  1 –  1  SCORING SUMMARY:  1.  72:06 UWF Kelly Andres (3) Penalty kick Shots: Rollins 16, West Florida 25 Saves: Rollins 7 (Mary Spring 7), West Florida 4 (Sarah Story 4) West Florida wins NCAA South Region Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Many Turn Out for USC Fan Appreciation Day

first_imgThat was the case for John Lorenzen who brought his family to meet their favorite USC players.“I think (USC) coach (Steve) Spurrier is motivated and will have the team winning big again this season,” said Lorenzen. “I’m confident they can turn it around.”Lorenzen and his family were dressed in Gamecocks clothes. In addition to grabbing all the autographs possible from the football team, the children even managed to get photos with cheerleaders who also participated in the event.“It’s pretty amazing how many people come out to this,” said USC quarterback Connor Mitch. “It kind of puts into perspective how much Gamecock football means to the fans.”Although his table was near the back of the room, Spurrier remained the most popular attraction as he signed autographs and posed with adults and children alike.“Gamecock fans are the best in the world,” Spurrier said, while continuing to sign autographs.“When you have guys like Jadeveon Clowney, a Marcus Lattimore, a Connor Shaw you get some people who talk about that,’ said Tanner. “But, right now, on a team that is trying to find out who those guys are going to be — certainly we know about (USC wide receiver) Pharoh (Cooper) — but it is consistent. People come out.“It is great to see.” USC players sign autographs during Fan Appreciation Day on August 16, 2015.USC players sign autographs during Fan Appreciation Day on August 16, 2015.COLUMBIA, SC – The venue was forced to be moved and South Carolina is coming off a disappointing 7-6 season.That did not stop a crowd from attending the Gamecock football team’s Fan Appreciation Day, however.The event was moved to the Columbia Convention Center due to a previous event being held at the Colonial Life Arena next door.Lines formed early, however, as fans of all ages, shapes and sizes waited patiently for an opportunity to meet and get autographs from their favorite Gamecock players.“This shows a consistent loyalty which is very, very special at the University of South Carolina,” said USC Athletics Director Ray Tanner. “It is one of the reasons we’ve had success across all of our sports, we have such a loyal fan base.”last_img read more

Prep Sports Scoreboard – Friday February 7th

first_imgPierz edged Cathedral in boys basketball 67-66 Friday night.  Pierz made a pair of free throw late to grab the win.  Jake Meyer led Cathedral with 27 points, and Andrew Weisser added 16 points.  Pierz improves to 15-4 while Cathedral drops to 7-12.Boys Basketball:Mora 55, Foley 52Albany 71, Little Falls 62 1/1 720p HD Girls Basketball:Fergus Falls 70, Apollo 31Foley 67, Mora 35Rocori 72, Sartell-St. Stephen 71Pierz 58, Cathedral 48Boys Hockey:Moorhead 5, Cathedral 3Sartell-St. Stephen 7, Willmar 0Little Falls 8, Sauk Rapids-Rice 0Enter your number to get our free mobile app About Connatix V56490 About Connatix V56490center_img 1080p HD 360p Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip last_img read more

The last minute tragedy reached Bulgaria in Wales – Football World…

first_imgBulgaria lost 0: 1 away to Wales in a match of the League of Nations. The last-minute tragedy caught up with the “lions” in Cardiff, after a few days ago our team missed the victory against Ireland in the same way. In the fourth minute of added time, reserve Neco Williams brought the three points to the “dragons”. The 19-year-old talent of Liverpool intercepted a cross by Jonathan Williams with his head after he was dropped by Delev.Both teams entered the match quite cautiously and the goalkeepers were bored in the first 10 minutes. Only the tension in our penalty area in the 6th minute after a corner will be remembered, but the chief referee ruled a violation against Georgi Georgiev.Gradually, the hosts prevailed in possession of the ball, but our national team kept them away from the penalty area.The first opportunity for the “lions” opened in the 24th minute. Galin Ivanov received the ball from the left, faked an opponent and looked for the far corner. However, a rebound went to the defender’s feet and sent the ball into the corner. During the cross from the corner kick Christian Dimitrov was detained in the penalty area, but the claims for a penalty were ignored.Wales responded with a quick attack on the right flank, topped by Gareth Bale. The Real Madrid star shot without delay, but his shot was blocked.A mistake by Georgi Kostadinov in the 36th minute allowed Bale to launch a new attack on the right, which ended with a dangerous cross in the penalty area, but Christian Dimitrov hit the ball with his head.Two minutes before the end, the Bulgarian captain Georgi Kostadinov received the first yellow card in the match. Galin Ivanov was pressed by Connor Roberts and his ball was taken away. This forced Kostadinov to stop him with a tactical violation, which brought him an official warning.Despite the long distance Gareth Bale shot directly from the direct free kick, but Georgiev was not difficult and calmly caught the ball. Seconds before the end of the first half Christian Dimitrov made a mistake in clearing the ball, returning with his head to Brooks, but his will went far from the door. source: getty imagesThe second half started with a much more aggressive game of the “dragons” and this led to several shifts in the penalty area in front of Georgiev. However, with joint efforts, the “tricolors” did not allow serious dangers.In the 58th minute, James jumped behind our side on the left flank and sent a convenient pass in the penalty area to Gareth Bale. However, his ball was killed and no shot was taken. Shortly afterwards, Matthew Smith received a yellow card for a foul on Goranov.Half an hour before the end, both coaches made their first shifts. Dimitar Iliev replaced Kraev, and Robson-Sanu replaced Moore in the Dragons’ team.The “Lions” made their first shot after the break only in the 63rd minute. Nedelev centered from a corner and Karabelov did not find the outline of the door with his head. Daniel James broke from the left in the 68th minute and after a double pass with Brooks came out in a good position, but his shot was saved by Georgiev.The hosts were very close to scoring in the 75th minute, but luck was on our side. A great diagonal pass from Gareth Bale put the ball on the feet of James, who without delay returned to the attacking Brooks, but his shot hit the door assembly on the outside.8 minutes before the end of the match, the 18-year-old midfielder of Slavia Filip Krastev made his debut for the “tricolors”.In the first minute of added time Gareth Bale made a dangerous shot from a distance, but the ball went over the door. And when everyone was waiting for the last referee’s signal, the ice shower for Bulgaria came. Reserve Neco Williams used a moment of inattention in our penalty area and headed to bring victory to Wales.WALES – BULGARIA 1: 01: 0 Neco Williams 90 + 4WALES (4-2-3-1): Wayne Hennessy – Conor Roberts (65 – Neco Williams), Tom Locker, Ethan Ampadu, Ben Davis – Mathieu Smith, Joe Morel – David Brooks (76 – Jonathan Williams), Gareth Bale-Captain, Daniel James – Kiefer Moore Robson-Canoe)Breeder Ryan Giggs🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿#WALBUL #TogetherStronger– Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Wales) September 6, 2020BULGARIA (4-2-3-1): Georgi Georgiev – Cicinho, Christian Dimitrov, Anton Nedyalkov, Ivan Goranov – Georgi Kostadinov-captain, Yanis Karabelov – Birsent Karageren, Galin Ivanov (70 – Spas Delev), Todor Nedelev (82 – Filip Krastev) – Bozhidar Kraev (61 – Dimitar Iliev)Breeder Georgi Dermendzhiev Referee: Fabio Verissimo, PortugalYellow cards: Georgi Kostadinov (43, B), Matthew Smith (60, U), Neka Williams (85, U)Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more