It's good to see those fluttering butterflies back in the news again.
But they are fleeting butterflies.
For the past 35 years, noted butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro (top right), UC Davis professor of evolution and ecology, has documented the...
MONARCH BUTTERFLY (Danaus plexippus), shown here in the Luther Burbank Gardens, Santa Rosa, is one of the butterflies that Art Shapiro has studied for the last 35 years. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Western Tiger Swallowtail
WESTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL (Papilio rutulus), shown here in Healdsburg, is on Art Shapiro's radar and database. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
GRAY HAIRSTREAK (Strymon melinus) feeding here in a garden in Vacaville, Calif., is quite territorial. It is one of the butterflies that Art Shapiro studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)