A smiling woman wearing a pink shirt, brown jacket, and with reading glasses on her head stands next to a large, chalky-green succulent. This image is overlaid on top of a close-up shot of a cluster of tiny white flowers with yellow anthers.

Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk – Successful Pollination

Join us for the next Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk on Monday September 20 at 6:30pm. Dr. Sula Vanderplank – botanist and conservationist, will be speaking on “Successful Pollination – Factors that Influence the Plants and Pollinators of Coastal Southern and Baja California”. Register We all know that many plants need pollinators to propagate, but what happens when plants and their pollinators are out-of-sync? For example, it’s … Continue reading Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk – Successful Pollination

Shaw’s Agave Video

Scattered across the landscape here at Cabrillo National Monument, the conspicuous Shaw’s Agave (Agave shawii) portrays a perfect example of the plight of global pollinators and the consequences of their decline to those that rely on them. Low replenishment of new individuals to the Agave population represents the threat of greatest concern, leading Cabrillo biologists to investigate this striking decline and it’s potential causes. This … Continue reading Shaw’s Agave Video