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California Wild Fires Raging...but Life Cycles Go On...

A Gulf Fritillary egg on the tendrils of the passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As those horrendous wild fires continue to rage throughout California, as Cal Fire helicopters roar over, as residents scramble from their homes,  as smoke thickens the...

A Gulf Fritillary egg on the tendrils of the passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary egg on the tendrils of the passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary egg on the tendrils of the passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar continues to munch the Passiflora leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar continues to munch the Passiflora leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar continues to munch the Passiflora leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary clings to its pupal case. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary clings to its pupal case. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary clings to its pupal case. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the eerie light of the smoke-choked sky and reddish sun, a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In the eerie light of the smoke-choked sky and reddish sun, a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the eerie light of the smoke-choked sky and reddish sun, a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM

It Happens: Nature Isn't Perfect

A monarch chrysalis, cannibalized by a hungry caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you engage in a mini-monarch conservation project, you know the joy of watching the egg-caterpillar-chrysalis-adult transformation. It's one of Nature's miracles. Then...

A monarch chrysalis, cannibalized by a hungry caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch chrysalis, cannibalized by a hungry caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch chrysalis, cannibalized by a hungry caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From a chrysalis to a pupal case--now where's the monarch? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
From a chrysalis to a pupal case--now where's the monarch? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From a chrysalis to a pupal case--now where's the monarch? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a girl, but she has a deformed wing.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's a girl, but she has a deformed wing.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a girl, but she has a deformed wing.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly eclosed, but deformed, monarch clings to a milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly eclosed, but deformed, monarch clings to a milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly eclosed, but deformed, monarch clings to a milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Perfect from this angle! This is her best side, truly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Perfect from this angle! This is her best side, truly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Perfect from this angle! This is her best side, truly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5:46 PM
 
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