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Bring on the Butterflies!

Gloria Gonzalez (left) of Vallejo, superintendent of McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair, and assistant Iris Mayhew of Vallejo hang a quilt by LaQuita Tummings of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a glorious summer day and butterflies are fluttering in the breeze. They are Nature's flying flowers, Nature's stained glass windows, and Nature's sunny smiles. “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days--three such...

Gloria Gonzalez (left) of Vallejo, superintendent of McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair, and assistant Iris Mayhew of Vallejo hang a quilt by LaQuita Tummings of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gloria Gonzalez (left) of Vallejo, superintendent of McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair, and assistant Iris Mayhew of Vallejo hang a quilt by LaQuita Tummings of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gloria Gonzalez (left) of Vallejo, superintendent of McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair, and assistant Iris Mayhew of Vallejo hang a quilt by LaQuita Tummings of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of blue-ribbon quilt by LaQuita Tummings of Vallejo. It features a bee, dragonfly and ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of blue-ribbon quilt by LaQuita Tummings of Vallejo. It features a bee, dragonfly and ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of blue-ribbon quilt by LaQuita Tummings of Vallejo. It features a bee, dragonfly and ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Iris Mayhew of Vallejo, an assistant at McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair, with
Iris Mayhew of Vallejo, an assistant at McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair, with "The Hungry Caterpillar" quilt by Trudy Molina of Fairfield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Iris Mayhew of Vallejo, an assistant at McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair, with "The Hungry Caterpillar" quilt by Trudy Molina of Fairfield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

This paper art, of a butterfly and flowers, is the work of Tina Waycie of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This paper art, of a butterfly and flowers, is the work of Tina Waycie of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This paper art, of a butterfly and flowers, is the work of Tina Waycie of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Home Sweet Home

Elisa Seppa (left), superintendent of McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair and assistant superintendent Gloria Gonzalez work on a skep display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see county and state fairs focusing on bugs 'n bees. These displays inform, educate and entertain. The California State Fair, Sacramento, traditionally features an Insect Pavilion, which includes exotic and invasive species. This year's...

Elisa Seppa (left), superintendent of McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair and assistant superintendent Gloria Gonzalez work on a skep display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elisa Seppa (left), superintendent of McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair and assistant superintendent Gloria Gonzalez work on a skep display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elisa Seppa (left), superintendent of McCormack Hall, Solano County fFair and assistant superintendent Gloria Gonzalez work on a skep display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

McCormack Hall assistant Deborah Miller of Vallejo just finished installing this display, which includes colorful ladybugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
McCormack Hall assistant Deborah Miller of Vallejo just finished installing this display, which includes colorful ladybugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

McCormack Hall assistant Deborah Miller of Vallejo just installing this display, which includes colorful ladybugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:42 PM

What's a Fair Without Bugs?

This colorful butterfly is the work of 3-year-old Nicholas Razo of Dixon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a picnic without bugs? What's a county fair without bugs?If you meander through McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, Vallejo, you'll see plenty of insects. The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis is staffing a table of "Meet Your Local...

This colorful butterfly is the work of 3-year-old Nicholas Razo of Dixon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This colorful butterfly is the work of 3-year-old Nicholas Razo of Dixon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This colorful butterfly is the work of 3-year-old Nicholas Razo of Dixon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colorful display by the Bohart Museum of Entomology at McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair. (Photo by Elisa Seppa)
Colorful display by the Bohart Museum of Entomology at McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair. (Photo by Elisa Seppa)

Colorful display by the Bohart Museum of Entomology at McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair. (Photo by Elisa Seppa)

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Nature's Creatures, Nature's Features

Stained Glass

Nature's creatures are nature's features at the Solano County Fair, Vallejo, being held Wednesday, June 23 through Sunday, June 27.Creative exhibitors, in a "this-bug's-for-you" mood,  transformed butterflies, ladybugs and bumble bees into arts and...

Stained Glass
Stained Glass

REMINISCENT of stained glass, this floral-butterfly quilt by Sandra Jackson of Fairfield is showcased in McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo. The fair opens Wednesday, June 23 and continues through Sunday, June 27. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies
Butterflies

BUTTERFLY QUILT, made by Virginia Romero of Vallejo, is decorated with scores of butterflies. It is being exhibited in McComack Hall at the June 23-27 Solano County Fair, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Table Setting
Table Setting

CREATIVE table setting by Kristina Judy of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club is dotted with ladybugs. The table setting is on display June 23-27 in McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Educational Display
Educational Display

LADYBUG DISPLAY at the June 23-June 27 Solano County Fair offers a myriad of information about ladybugs, beneficial insects in our gardens. This display is by a Solano County special education group. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

SMILING bumble bee greets visitors to McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, Vallejo, June 23-27. This is the work of a Vacaville teen, Melanie Campilongo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 7:17 PM

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