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Monitoring the Monarchs

A monarch and a honey bee sharing a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like the migratory animals that he studies, Hugh Dingle, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, is on the move. Dingle, who served as a professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology from 1982 to 2002, achieving...

A monarch and a honey bee sharing a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch and a honey bee sharing a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch and a honey bee sharing a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Marvels of Migration

A mighty male Monarch on the move. On its way to one of coastal California's overwintering sites, it stops to sip from flight fuel (nectar) from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lately we've been fascinated by the migrating Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) heading to coastal California and central Mexico for their overwintering sites. For years we've marveled at the migrating whales passing Point Reyes as we stood glued...

A mighty male Monarch on the move. On its way to one of coastal California's overwintering sites, it stops to sip from flight fuel (nectar) from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mighty male Monarch on the move. On its way to one of coastal California's overwintering sites, it stops to sip from flight fuel (nectar) from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mighty male Monarch on the move. On its way to one of coastal California's overwintering sites, it stops to sip from flight fuel (nectar) from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Saving the Monarchs

A monarch butterfly on lantana last week in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you think people don't care about monarch butterflies, think again. A recent survey published in Conservation Letters showed that Americans are willing to spend at least $4.78 billion to help conserve monarchs (Danaus plexippus), one of the most...

A monarch butterfly on lantana last week in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly on lantana last week in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly on lantana last week in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch taking flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch taking flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch taking flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Monarch Migrations

Monarch butterflly shares a Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) with a honey bee at the Haagen Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis, last summer.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everyone recognizes the mighty monarch butterfly. But how many people know about its migration? Steve Reppert, chair and professor of the Department of  Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will speak on "Monarch...

Monarch butterflly shares a Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) with a honey bee at the Haagen Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis, last summer.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterflly shares a Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) with a honey bee at the Haagen Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis, last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterflly shares a Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) with a honey bee at the Haagen Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis, last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:27 PM

The Mighty Monarch

Monarch butterfly nectaring a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We're accustomed to seeing a solitary monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) flitting around a garden. But millions of them? It was interesting to read the National Public Radio piece (Oct. 4) on Flight: A Few Million Little Creatures That...

Monarch butterfly nectaring a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterfly nectaring a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterfly nectaring a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 9:47 PM

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