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A Monarch Paradise in July

A monarch caterpillar molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarchs, bless their little hearts, souls and wings, deposited 16 eggs on our milkweed plants in July.  Being quite obliging and considerate, we like to give the...

A monarch caterpillar molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar j'ing; soon it will be a chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar j'ing; soon it will be a chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar j'ing; soon it will be a chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From left, a chrysalis about to release a monarch; an empty chrysalis or empty pupal exoskeleton, exuvia; a chrysalis; and an newly eclosed adult monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
From left, a chrysalis about to release a monarch; an empty chrysalis or empty pupal exoskeleton, exuvia; a chrysalis; and an newly eclosed adult monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From left, a chrysalis about to release a monarch; an empty chrysalis or empty pupal exoskeleton, exuvia; a chrysalis; and an newly eclosed adult monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed female monarch on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed female monarch on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed female monarch on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female monarch nectaring on a tropical milkweed. This milkweed yielded five caterpillars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female monarch nectaring on a tropical milkweed. This milkweed yielded five caterpillars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female monarch nectaring on a tropical milkweed. This milkweed yielded five caterpillars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 3:04 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Food, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Ready for the Virtual Moth Open House at the Bohart Museum of Entomology?

You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There will be no hot chocolate.   There will be no cookies.   But not to worry--there will be moths! And lots of them!   It's traditional for the...

You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At previous Moth Nights,
At previous Moth Nights, "Moth Man" John DeBenedictis of Davis helped coordinate the blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Here he chats with visitors. Blacklighting will be one of the topics at the Bohart Museum's Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At previous Moth Nights, "Moth Man" John DeBenedictis of Davis helped coordinate the blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Here he chats with visitors. Blacklighting will be one of the topics at the Bohart Museum's Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and will be featured at its Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and will be featured at its Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and will be featured at its Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Seen Any Western Monarchs Lately?

A monarch foraging on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in the late summer in Vacaville, Calif. Question is: where was this monarch in the early spring?   (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seen any Western monarch butterflies yet this year?   No?  Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, has. He spotted one on...

A monarch foraging on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in the late summer in Vacaville, Calif. Question is: where was this monarch in the early spring?   (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch foraging on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in the late summer in Vacaville, Calif. Question is: where was this monarch in the early spring? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch foraging on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in the late summer in Vacaville, Calif. Question is: where was this monarch in the early spring? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 4:31 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day Forum: Butterflies, Birds and Biodiversity Studies

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.

You won't want to miss this. And what an opportunity to ask questions! Three noted UC Davis scientists will speak at a special forum  from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 194 of...

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.
Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.

Professor Gabrielle Nevitt with a blackbrowed albatross.
Professor Gabrielle Nevitt with a blackbrowed albatross.

Professor Gabrielle Nevitt with a blackbrowed albatross.

Research ecologist Melanie Truan with a poster showcasing her work.
Research ecologist Melanie Truan with a poster showcasing her work.

Research ecologist Melanie Truan with a poster showcasing her work.

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

A Troubling Question: Why Are the Monarchs Declining in the West?

A male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The question is troubling: What's going on with the monarch butterfly population in the West? The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation reported this week that its...

A male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sipping nectar from its host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch sipping nectar from its host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sipping nectar from its host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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