Butterfly investigation


Butterfly investigation

Leslie did some investigating about those tagged butterflies. Apparently, Bryan Burks from the LA Arboretum and Monika U. Moore from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo were at Gibbs Park on 11/11/14 at 1:00 PM and released five male monarchs, 2 of which were those pictured below.

DeeDee Golwitzer found a great monarch genome article here and shared: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141001133012.htm

Leslie Gilson

Leslie Gilson is retired Gibbs Park restoration coordinator.  For many years she was a primary driver of events and activities at Gibbs Park. Leslie has played a pivotal role in organizing events and activities aimed at preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of this once badly neglected space in Huntington Beach, California.

Under her guidance, Gibbs Park has become not only a place of recreation but also a thriving ecosystem teeming with Monarch Butterflies, as well as other native flora and fauna.

Leslie Gilson's unwavering dedication to Gibbs Park and her community serves as a shining example of the positive impact we can make. Her legacy will continue to inspire future generations to cherish and protect the natural wonders of Huntington Beach for years to come.

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