The trees at the Ellwood Mesa preserve have been dying off, and the California Monarchs are following suit. Santa Barbara’s newest poet laureate talks about her two year tenure and quest to take poetry from the university to the streets. And first it was helicopter moms, now it’s lawnmower parents.
The monarch population declines at Ellwood Mesa
From this Episode:
Goleta rehabilitates historic Eucalyptus grove to bring back monarch butterflies
California monarchs are in dramatic decline. A count conducted this year at the Ellwood Mesa preserve in Goleta revealed an 85% decrease from the year before, while it shows...
Santa Barbara crowns a new poet laureate
With great novelists like TC Boyle, Sue Grafton and Ross McDonald, Santa Barbara is well known for its fiction writers. But since 2005, the city has been been promoting...