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Seconds Count When You're Photographing Butterflies

A mating pair of Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you're capturing images of butterflies, seconds count. They're unpredictable. They move from fluttering to fleeting. And just when you're focused on where they are,...

A mating pair of Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mating pair of Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mating pair of Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The mating Gulf Frits react to a breeze. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The mating Gulf Frits react to a breeze. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The mating Gulf Frits react to a breeze. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Synchronized Gulf Fritillaries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Synchronized Gulf Fritillaries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Synchronized Gulf Fritillaries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A territorial male Gulf Fritillary is just a blur as it heads over to the mating pair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A territorial male Gulf Fritillary is just a blur as it heads over to the mating pair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A territorial male Gulf Fritillary is just a blur as it heads over to the mating pair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Love Out of the Blue

European male carder bees mating. The male, the larger bee, is about the size of honey bee. The European carder bees were introduced in New York in 1963 and became established in California in 2007, scientists say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Birds do it...bees do it... You've probably seen the territorial male European carder bees on patrol. They dart through the stems of a nectar treasure, such as bluebeard...

European male carder bees mating. The male, the larger bee, is about the size of honey bee. The European carder bees were introduced in New York in 1963 and became established in California in 2007, scientists say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
European male carder bees mating. The male, the larger bee, is about the size of honey bee. The European carder bees were introduced in New York in 1963 and became established in California in 2007, scientists say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European male carder bees mating. The male, the larger bee, is about the size of honey bee. The European carder bees were introduced in New York in 1963 and became established in California in 2007, scientists say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female European carder bee sipping some nectar from bluebeard, Caryopteris
A female European carder bee sipping some nectar from bluebeard, Caryopteris "Blue Mist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female European carder bee sipping some nectar from bluebeard, Caryopteris "Blue Mist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male European carder bee pauses during patrol for nectar refueling. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male European carder bee pauses during patrol for nectar refueling. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male European carder bee pauses during patrol for nectar refueling. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Insect Art in the Garden

The tiny yellow egg of a Gulf Fritillary glows in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you look closely, you'll not only see the cycle of life in your garden, but art as the center of life. Take the Gulf Fritillaries. They're a stunning orangish-reddish...

The tiny yellow egg of a Gulf Fritillary glows in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The tiny yellow egg of a Gulf Fritillary glows in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The tiny yellow egg of a Gulf Fritillary glows in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar inches away from a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar inches away from a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar inches away from a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The empty chrysalis of a Gulf Fritillary hangs like a broken chandelier. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The empty chrysalis of a Gulf Fritillary hangs like a broken chandelier. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The empty chrysalis of a Gulf Fritillary hangs like a broken chandelier. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries, aka passion butterflies, mating in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillaries, aka passion butterflies, mating in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries, aka passion butterflies, mating in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 1:34 PM
Tags: adult (6), Art Shapiro (211), butterflies (72), caterpillar (14), chrysalis (16), egg (9), Gulf Fritillaries (19), mating (5), passionflower vine (37), UC Davis (225)

Nobody Lost Their Head Today

Mating praying mantids on sedum. The male looks like a thin blade of grass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nobody lost their head today. Oh, in the people world, all across our nation's workplaces, they did. Eyes rolled, tempers flared, outbursts erupted and some angry assailants...

Mating praying mantids on sedum. The male looks like a thin blade of grass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mating praying mantids on sedum. The male looks like a thin blade of grass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mating praying mantids on sedum. The male looks like a thin blade of grass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mama-to-be and her handsome agile mate made quite a pair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mama-to-be and her handsome agile mate made quite a pair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mama-to-be and her handsome agile mate made quite a pair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying  mantids in disguise. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Praying mantids in disguise. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantids in disguise. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's count the heads. Yes, there are two. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Let's count the heads. Yes, there are two. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's count the heads. Yes, there are two. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 6:53 PM
Tags: mantids (0), mating pair (0), ootheca (0), praying mantis (0)

Make Renewals, Not Resolutions

Two Gulf Fritillaries becoming one in the lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 the last day of the year. Looking back, it was a year of wonder in our pollinator garden, a year filled with flourishing lavender, salvia,...

Two Gulf Fritillaries becoming one in the lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two Gulf Fritillaries becoming one in the lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two Gulf Fritillaries becoming one in the lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A showstopping move and a show of orange. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A showstopping move and a show of orange. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A showstopping move and a show of orange. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spreading the wings! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spreading the wings! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spreading the wings! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Soon there will be eggs, larvae, chrysalids and more adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Soon there will be eggs, larvae, chrysalids and more adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Soon there will be eggs, larvae, chrysalids and more adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:40 PM
Tags: bees (44), Gulf Fritillaries (19), Happy New Year (2), mating (5), pollinators (34)
 
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