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lOB Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ibit at Mt. Hough Ra i ! ~ ~%!~i~ii!!!~!!~i!! These colorful butterfly and moth specimens from Ecuador are on display Nov. 20 at the Mt. Hough Ranger District on Highway 70 in Quincy. Moths and butterflies play a crucial role in flowers' lives by carrying pollen grains from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma. Photos by Laura Beaton nger Laurence Crabtree Special to Feather Publishing Pollination is not just fas- cinating natural history. It is an essential ecological function. Without pollina- tors, the human race and all of Earth's terrestrial ecosys- tems would not survive. More than 80 percent of the world's flowering plants require a pollinator to re- produce. Animals that as sist plants in their repro- duction as pollinators in- clude species of bats, butter flies, moths, flies, birds, bee- ties, ants and bees. Pollinators visit flowers in search of food, mates, shelter and nest-building materials. The secret bond of partnership is that nei- ther plant nor pollinator populations can exist in iso- lation: should one disap- pear, the other may be just one generation from disas- ter. What is pollination? Pollination is the act of ion en soon transferring pollen grains from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma. Successful pollination al- lows plants to produce seeds: Seeds are key to produc- ing the next generation of plants, which provide food for the next generation of pollinators and other wildlife. Rooted in place, plants need an agent to transfer pollen for them. Wind, wa- ter and a wide variety of host animals move the pollen from flower to flower. This is the act of pol- lination. Plants and pollinators have co,evolved physical characteristics that make them more likely to success- fully interact. Pollinators obtain food in the form of energy-rich nectar and/or protein-rich pollen from the flowers they visit. In return, the pol- linated flowers are able to develop and produce seed. This painting of the ornate tiger moth shows three color variations. These moths are conimonly found on lights in Northern California. Art & A pen-and-ink drawing shows the monarch butterfly, perhaps the most recognized of all American butterflies with its distinct orange, black and white wings. One of its most amazing feats is the 3,000-mile journey some monarchs make to their wintering grounds in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Mexico or to southern California. A subscription to your local newspaper provides the gift of news, advertising, information, ideas on where to go and what to do! You'll find great savings all in a convenient package, delivered every week! rum I I I I I I I I I I I I Gift Certificates Available s26 one year In-County s37 one year Out-Of-County m m nm| m mm n m m m | | | m m m m m m | || m mn | |||| | | any new subscription Expires 12/31/12 miiiiiimiiuiiulnu OO0 ,i,,I I I I I I I I I I I I I ..,,J FseJ~THER VER 287 Lawrence St., Quincy 96 E. Sierra (Hwy 70), Portola 283-0800 832-4646 '~" . ~,*~ ~ " -. :~ ~ ~''~" ..~.~. Call our Quincy office 135 Main St., Chester 283-0800 258-3115 specimens by Laurence Crabtree The moth and butterfly art and specimen display at the Mt. Hough Ranger District is about to end. Paintings and specimens by Laurence Crabtree grace the Iobby's walls through the end of November. These Ranchman's tiger moths are found in meadows throughout the west, including one recorded in Meadow Valley in June 1949. Close to a full house enjoyed Guest Ranch, Poets & Writers as a wrangler on a dude dinner and a "spectacular" Of America and the Plumasranch. cowboy poetry show at theCounty Museum Association. The event is one of several Grenhorn Creek Guest Larry Maurice, Cowboy Po-ongoing fundraisers to help Ranch on Friday evening, et of the Year, enthralled his keep the Plumas County Mu- Nov. 16. audience with poems and scum operating since it lost The event was co-sponsored tales of life in the saddle, in a its county operational fund- by the Greenhorn Creek cow camp, packing mules and ing this past year. Take me home I @~ ~ One black male and three @~1 tortoise-shell female kittens. These Domestic Medium-Haired I Big Red" is a reddish gold from Taylorsville. They are sweet ,, kittens are 6 weeks old and come Chihuahua crss" He is arund 4 r and fun'lving" One lk at their i' o l:dg hair, a stub tail halfb-oao d_:alf faces and you will IShelter hours ore Monday 8{ Wedne~oy 8om-Spm~ Tue~ay 8[ Thursday ~pm-Spm~ Saturday ~,@@ 12-5 for ~iewing only and closed Friday & Sunday. Plumas Animal Services charges a $I0 fee "," oo~ c~n.,ee.o~e,,o.~eo~no, ce,. Oe,.e,o~,,o,~oOo0,no0o,,.~,.~o,~ ~.~'I of choice to have the animal altered in completion of the adoption requirement. For more @ information, call 283-3673 or v s t countyofplumas.com or peffinders.com _ ,, ;1.. 'FY Your Local Full Service i I | ~~,o" ~.~~ ~e, ~ ~eedS,o~ "~. 283-9605 " Feed & Nutrena Qu,ncy t