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Fluttering Along on a Butterfly Tour

Entomologist Joel Hernandez discusses butterflies and moths. In the background are some of his specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They explored the amazing diversity of butterflies. Nearly 90 butterfly enthusiasts--from senior citizens to pre-schoolers--met up with entomologist Joel Hernandez last Sunday for his second annual talk and tour on "Butterflies Up Close," sponsored by...

Entomologist Joel Hernandez discusses butterflies and moths. In the background are some of his specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Joel Hernandez discusses butterflies and moths. In the background are some of his specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Joel Hernandez discusses butterflies and moths. In the background are some of his specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Joel Hernandez stops to answer a question during the tour. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Joel Hernandez stops to answer a question during the tour. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Joel Hernandez stops to answer a question during the tour. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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The "Butterflies Up Close" tour group fans out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The "Butterflies Up Close" tour group fans out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tour member Ria deGrassi of Davis checks out the insect activity on the showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. An alumnus of UC Davis, she holds a master's degree in animal science. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tour member Ria deGrassi of Davis checks out the insect activity on the showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. An alumnus of UC Davis, she holds a master's degree in animal science. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tour member Ria deGrassi of Davis checks out the insect activity on the showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. An alumnus of UC Davis, she holds a master's degree in animal science. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 3:16 PM

Learn All About Butterflies Sept. 18 at UC Davis Arboretum

Those on the UC Davis butterfly tour on Sept. 18 may spot monarch butterflies on mlkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You might see monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, Western tiger swallowtails, pipevine swallowtails, and skippers.  You'll learn about butterflies and their needs. It's a UC Davis Arboretum talk and tour and it's free and open to the public. Entomologist...

Those on the UC Davis butterfly tour on Sept. 18 may spot monarch butterflies on mlkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Those on the UC Davis butterfly tour on Sept. 18 may spot monarch butterflies on mlkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Those on the UC Davis butterfly tour on Sept. 18 may spot monarch butterflies on mlkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Joel Hernandez leads a 2015 butterfly tour at the UC Davis Arboretum. He'll conduct another tour at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Elaine Fingerett, UC Davis Arboretum)
Entomologist Joel Hernandez leads a 2015 butterfly tour at the UC Davis Arboretum. He'll conduct another tour at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Elaine Fingerett, UC Davis Arboretum)

Entomologist Joel Hernandez leads a 2015 butterfly tour at the UC Davis Arboretum. He'll conduct another tour at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Elaine Fingerett, UC Davis Arboretum)

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 7:19 PM

Pitch It, Plant It, Grow It

Squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a great idea! The Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center on the UC Davis campus is spearheading a "Pitch & Plant Gardening Contest." They're looking for folks to (1) pitch an idea for a raised bed and (2) plant it and nurture it from...

Squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5:51 PM

A Butterfly Ballet at a Special Place

The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ruth Charlotte Risdon Storer (1888-1986) would have been proud. The garden that bears her name in the UC Davis Arboretum is Nature at its Best, especially this time of year. It's better known as the Storer Garden, but a plaque spells out the entire...

The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showing her true colors: the  Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Showing her true colors: the Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showing her true colors: the Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western tiger swallowtail in flight over a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Western tiger swallowtail in flight over a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western tiger swallowtail in flight over a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 6:18 PM

Pollinator Pavilion: A Prized Exhibit at UC Davis Picnic Day

Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinator Pavilion. Picnic Day. They go together like honey bees on bee balm and bumble bees on tomatoes.  When you attend the 102nd annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 16, be sure to head over to Briggs Hall, Kleiber Hall...

Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds peered through the 2015 Pollinator Pavilion enclosure and then entered excitedly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crowds peered through the 2015 Pollinator Pavilion enclosure and then entered excitedly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds peered through the 2015 Pollinator Pavilion enclosure and then entered excitedly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:03 PM

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