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Monarchs on the Move

A Monarch nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Monarchs are on the move. In the late summer and early fall, the Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) head for the California coastline or central Mexico to overwinter. "Monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains travel to small groves of trees along the...

A Monarch nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Monarch nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Monarch nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Monarch soars, spreading its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Monarch soars, spreading its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Monarch soars, spreading its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Monarch showing its brilliant colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Monarch showing its brilliant colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Monarch showing its brilliant colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Monarch, outlined against a blue sky, sips nectar from a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Monarch, outlined against a blue sky, sips nectar from a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Monarch, outlined against a blue sky, sips nectar from a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:35 PM

For the Love of Butterflies

Pipeline swallowtail on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A passion for butterflies coupled with a yearning to protect their habitat is what drives 98-year-old Louise Hallberg, founder of the nine-acre Hallberg Butterfly Gardens in Sebastopol. Standing on her front porch last Wednesday morning, overlooking the...

Pipeline swallowtail on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipeline swallowtail on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipeline swallowtail on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipeline swallowtail caterpillar on Dutchman's pipeline. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipeline swallowtail caterpillar on Dutchman's pipeline. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipeline swallowtail caterpillar on Dutchman's pipeline. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly crossing in front of the Hallberg home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterfly crossing in front of the Hallberg home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly crossing in front of the Hallberg home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The paths are fun to explore. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The paths are fun to explore. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The paths are fun to explore. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A metallic reminder that this is a butterfly garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A metallic reminder that this is a butterfly garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A metallic reminder that this is a butterfly garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM

The Beckoning World of Butterflies

A monarch, Danaus plexippus, forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Generally, butterflies are brightly colored on the top side and have dull colors on the underside. The bright colors are used to attract a mate and the dull colors are used to hide from predators." So writes Sal (Sally) Levinson in her newly published...

A monarch, Danaus plexippus, forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch, Danaus plexippus, forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch,Danaus plexippus, forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a  monarch, Danaus plexippus,on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of a monarch, Danaus plexippus,on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of amonarch, Danaus plexippus,on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:01 PM

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