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During these unprecedented times, many families are looking for more resources to keep kids engaged while hopefully learning something new. At Ocean Conservancy, we are constantly working to provide more resources to share the wonder of the ocean and the issues it’s facing. That’s why we’re...

What’s Blooming in the Nursery? is a monthly feature written by Audrey Fusco, SPAWN’s native plant nursery manager. Slim Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum) is a woodland plant which is widely dispersed throughout Marin County, California. Slim Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum) is a woodland plant which is widely dispersed...

Nursery Manager Audrey Fusco lays out native plants donated by SPAWN for a pollinator garden During the most recent Xerces monarch butterfly count last winter, the population of western monarchs was estimated to be 28,418 individuals. While the population has held steady over the past year,...

Their fabulous feet are striking, and with a purpose too! Blue-footed boobies eat a whole lot of fish, and their diets are densely packed with something called carotenoid pigment. While there’s a lot that goes into the functionality of this pigmentation, the majority of this color...