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Monarchs Lovin' the Lantana, One Sip at a Time

A monarch nectaring on Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What amazing journeys! For the last two months, migratory monarch butterflies have regularly stopped for flight fuel in our 600-square-foot  pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. to nectar on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia), butterfly bush (Buddleia)...

A monarch nectaring on Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch nectaring on Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch nectaring on Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch takes flight after fueling up Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch takes flight after fueling up Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch takes flight after fueling up Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The same monarch taking flight again over Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The same monarch taking flight again over Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The same monarch taking flight again over Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:50 PM

That Amazing Migrating Monarch Project

This migratory monarch, released Aug. 28 from Ashland, Ore. and tagged with monarch@wsu.edu  A6093, nectared on Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He may have been “born" in an Ashland, Ore., vineyard. But at least we know he hails from Ashland. That's what we learned about the male monarch that fluttered into our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day) on his...

This migratory monarch, released Aug. 28 from Ashland, Ore. and tagged with monarch@wsu.edu  A6093, nectared on Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This migratory monarch, released Aug. 28 from Ashland, Ore. and tagged with monarch@wsu.edu A6093, nectared on Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This migratory monarch, released Aug. 28 from Ashland, Ore. and tagged with monarch@wsu.edu A6093, nectared on Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the vineyard in Ashland where A6093 may have originated. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the vineyard in Ashland where A6093 may have originated. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the vineyard in Ashland where A6093 may have originated. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla. (Photo courtesy of WSU)
WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla. (Photo courtesy of WSU)

WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla. (Photo courtesy of WSU)

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:50 PM

A WSU-Tagged Monarch: What a Traveler!

Where am I? A tagged male monarch butterfly, released from Ashland, Ore., perches on the head of a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What are the odds? What are the odds? A monarch—the most special monarch ever--fluttered over our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. on Monday afternoon, Sept. 5 and touched down on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). As it sipped nectar, I...

Where am I? A tagged male monarch butterfly, released from Ashland, Ore., perches on the head of a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Where am I? A tagged male monarch butterfly, released from Ashland, Ore., perches on the head of a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Where am I? A tagged male monarch butterfly, released from Ashland, Ore., perches on the head of a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged male monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipping nectar on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia, in Vacaville, Calif. Tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
WSU-tagged male monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipping nectar on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia, in Vacaville, Calif. Tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged male monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipping nectar on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia, in Vacaville, Calif. Tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged monarch nectaring on a towering Mexican sunflower in Vacaville,Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
WSU-tagged monarch nectaring on a towering Mexican sunflower in Vacaville,Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged monarch nectaring on a towering Mexican sunflower in Vacaville,Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged monarch sipping nectar from a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. The tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
WSU-tagged monarch sipping nectar from a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. The tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged monarch sipping nectar from a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. The tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:01 PM

A Mid-Life Chrysalis

Moment of freedom--a female monarch is released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mid-life chrysalis? Well, maybe not mid-life, but definitely out of season. A female monarch butterfly eclosed today in our little indoor butterfly habitat. Two weeks ago, we “rescued” the caterpillar from a narrow-leafed milkweed plant...

Moment of freedom--a female monarch is released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Moment of freedom--a female monarch is released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moment of freedom--a female monarch is released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene inside the butterfly habitat before her release. Note the chrysalis next to her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene inside the butterfly habitat before her release. Note the chrysalis next to her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene inside the butterfly habitat before her release. Note the chrysalis next to her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the late afternoon, this monarch found a place to roost for the night--on an African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In the late afternoon, this monarch found a place to roost for the night--on an African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the late afternoon, this monarch found a place to roost for the night--on an African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 4:31 PM

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