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Issue 598- 11/1/13   -  
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Amargosa RiverSage grouseLacks Creek and fall leavesFemale student learning how to use a fire hose. Painted lady butterfly

THIS WEEK IN NEWS.BYTES:
- BLM Extras
- On BLM Social Media Pages
-
Wildlife Trivia Question of the Week
- Upcoming Events
- Headlines and Highlights: Assorted topics from your public lands in California
- National and Department of the Interior Items

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www.blm.gov/ca/news/newsbytes/2013/598.html

BLM EXTRAS

Photo of Painted Lady Butterfly. Photo by BLMPainted Ladies Migrating Through the Desert
(BLM Extra)
October is the peak time for the south bound migration of painted lady butterflies. The BLM's Ridgecrest Field Office has a number of recovering wildfire areas, now dense with blooming rabbitbrush and Senecio, where you can watch painted ladies sip nectar from blossoms.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/598_extra-painted.html

Photo of workshop participants. Photo by BLM Teacher Training for California Coastal National Monument
(BLM Extra)
Creative ideas flowed in the Palm Springs South Coast Field Office when educators sprinkled in for Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds.

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/598_extra-teacher.html


On BLM Social Media Pages....

BLM California Facebook Highlights:

Female student at the 2013 Youth Summit with a fire hose. Photo by BLM
A few of our favorite photos from the 2013 Outdoor Youth Summit.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/lgld


Photo of Amargosa River.  Photo by Bob Wick, BLM

A photo by Bob Wick, BLM CA, was used by The Wilderness Society to help showcase some of California's desert treatures.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/kgld

Photo of Lacks Creek and fall leaves. Photo by AJ Donnel, BLM
Fall is in full color in Lacks Creek Management Area. Our Fish Biologist, AJ Donnell, with the Arcata Field Office captured these stunning photos.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata/lacks_creek.html



WILDLIFE TRIVIA QUESTION of the WEEK
Photo of the Painted Lady butterfly. Photo by BLM

What is a butterfly instar?
a) A small star-shaped area on an insect's head.
b) The location on a butterfly host plant where eggs are deposited.
c) The developmental stages of a butterfly.
d) A mark made on well used plants to recognize the most attractive and entertaining butterflies.

See answer - and more wildlife stories - near the end of this News.bytes.


SELECTED UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 25: BLM Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Season Open
(BLM News Release)
Ranger stations at Cahuilla and Buttercup opened on Friday, October 25, 2013 to assist visitors.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/9fld

Fall: BLM Prescribed Burns planned in northern California
(BLM News Releases)
A number of prescribed burns are planned on BLM managed lands in Trinity, Lassen, and Modoc counties.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom.html

Nov. 9: Author to Lead Guided Hike through Historic Falk Town Site
(BLM News Release)
The history of the former Humboldt logging town of Falk will be featured in a free guided walk led by author Jon Gates on the Elk River Trail in the Headwaters Forest Reserve near Eureka.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2013/october/NC-14-7-falkhike.html

Nov. 13: Special Recreation Permit Subgroup to the Desert Advisory Council Public Meeting
(BLM News Release)
From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the BLM California Desert District Office.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2013/october/CDD-14-2_srpmeeting.html

Nov. 19: Dumont Dunes Subgroup to the Desert Advisory Council Public Meeting
(BLM News Release)
BLM Barstow Field Office at 10:00 a.m.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/8fld


HEADLINES and HIGHLIGHTS

Photo of a river and gold miner.Mercury Used to Mine Gold in California's Gold Rush Days Still Making Its Way Into Valleys Below
(USA Today, 10/28/13)
There really is gold in them thar hills, but there's something else in California's ridges, and in its valleys as well: mercury, a toxic legacy of the Gold Rush that will last for thousands of years.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/7fld

RELATED: Abandoned Mine Lands
(BLM Website)
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/aml.html

Informational Meeting on Legacy Mine Pollution in Nevada County on Nov. 4
(Yuba.net, 10/25/13)
Representatives from the BLM will be presenting the results of assessments in the Deer Creek Stocking Flat area, Hirschman's Pond and the Lonesome Lake area on the San Juan Ridge.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/6fld

Sage grouse

Feds Propose Listing Sage Grouse Sub-Population as Threatened, Angering Energy Developers
(Fox News, 10/25/13)
Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California in an effort to save the struggling species, a decision that promises to pose new challenges for ranching and energy development in the West.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/5fld

RELATED: Sage Grouse Strut their Stuff
(BLM YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov9_72xLeF0&feature=youtube_gdata

RELATED: Sage Grouse and Sagebrush Conservation
(BLM Webpage)
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bishop/biological_resources/index.html



NATIONAL, OTHER STATE AND DEPARTMENT of the INTERIOR ITEMS

Photo of DOI video clipVideo: This Week at Interior October 25, 2013
(DOI YouTube)
...keynote address at the American Wind Energy Association's Offshore Wind Power Conference and more.
http://youtu.be/xl7yPaxpbNk


WILDLIFE TRIVIA answer and related websites

What is a butterfly instar?
c) The developmental stages of a butterfly.

RELATED: Definition of Instar in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/instar

More information about the Painted Lady butterfly in North America and Central California (UC Davis Butterfly Site)
http://butterfly.ucdavis.edu/butterfly/Vanessa/cardui

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