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Welcome Back, Painted Ladies

A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The painted ladies are on move. Butterflies. Scores of painted ladies (Vanessa cardui) are now migrating north from their overwintering sites near the U.S. Mexico border.  On Saturday, March 8 we saw two of them nectaring on Spanish lavender...

A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Painted lady twists around for a better shot at the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Painted lady twists around for a better shot at the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Painted lady twists around for a better shot at the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Monarch Sighting, All Day, Every Day

The mural from a distance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a mural worth? Priceless--if it's a mural of a realistic monarch butterfly, teasing you with a strip of masking tape, a chunk of a child's lined notebook paper, and a stack of rich, textured heritage...

The mural from a distance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The mural from a distance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The mural from a distance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moving in closer. (Photo by Kathy  Keatley Garvey)
Moving in closer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moving in closer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And closer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And closer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And closer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Tags: butterfly (14), Davis (8), Myron Stephens (1), wall mural (1)

A beer, a butterfly and Obama

This is the cabbage white butterfly that Art Shapiro collected on President Obama's Inauguration Day, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not often that "beer,  butterfly and Obama" land in the same sentence. But such was the case Monday, Jan. 21 for butterfly expert Art Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis. See, Shapiro sponsors...

This is the cabbage white butterfly that Art Shapiro collected on President Obama's Inauguration Day, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the cabbage white butterfly that Art Shapiro collected on President Obama's Inauguration Day, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the cabbage white butterfly that Art Shapiro collected on President Obama's Inauguration Day, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM
Tags: Art Shapiro (186), beer (4), butterfly (14), President Barack Obama (1)

Showtime for the Gulf Fritillary

Close-up Gulf Fritillary on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's showtime!The Gulf Fritillary butterfly is one of the showiest butterflies in California, says butterfly guru Art Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis.Indeed it is. The bright orange-red butterfly with a wingspan that can reach...

Close-up Gulf Fritillary on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up Gulf Fritillary on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up Gulf Fritillary on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wingspan of Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) can reach four inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wingspan of Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) can reach four inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wingspan of Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) can reach four inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Leafcutter bee heads for the same nectar spot as the brilliant Gulf Fritillary. Note the iridescent silverly spots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Leafcutter bee heads for the same nectar spot as the brilliant Gulf Fritillary. Note the iridescent silverly spots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Leafcutter bee heads for the same nectar spot as the brilliant Gulf Fritillary. Note the iridescent silvery spots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011 at 6:42 PM
Tags: Art Shapiro (186), butterfly (14), Gulf Friilliary (1)

Tiger on the Ookow

Gliding

Oo-laa! Ookow!What a treat to see the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutullus) gliding into a patch of ookow (Dichelostemma congestum), also known as wild hyacinth. A recent outing to Healdsburg, Sonoma County, found the tiger on the ookow.The...

Gliding
Gliding

A MALE Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutullus) glides into a patch of ookow or wild hyacinth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side View
Side View

SIDE VIEW of a Western Tiger Swallowtail shows him nectaring ookow or wild hyacinth (Dichelostemma congestum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 5:38 PM

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