Posts Tagged: Art Shapiro
We have a winner! And he wasn't even looking for it. A UC Davis graduate student won the “Beer for a Butterfly” contest by collecting the first cabbage white butterfly of the year Saturday morning, Jan. 16 outside his home in West...
UC Davis student Jacob Montgomery (left) and Professor Art Shapiro toast the first flight of a cabbage white, found in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Matt Forister's graph of the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. His graph shows that Jacob Montgomery's find was spot on.
What's the status of the "Beer for a Butterfly" Contest? Do we have a winner? Well, there's good news and there's bad news. The good news: Art Shapiro found and collected a cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) on Jan. 2, the day after New Year's Day,...
Two cabbage white butterflies foraging on catmint in the summer of 2008 in Vacaville, Solano County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
No matter how many we see or how often we see them, we can't get enough of the Gulf Frits. That would be the Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), a brightly colored orangish-reddish butterfly with silver-spangled underwings. It's also known as the...
A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. Note the pupal case. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary pauses before it takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Gulf Fritillary spreads its magnificent wings and takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillary on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What are you doing New Year's...New Year's Day? Gathering your family and friends? Watching football? Eating black-eyed peas? Trying to keep a resolution? (Or keeping a resolution NOT to make a resolution?) How about looking for a cabbage white...
A cabbage white butterfly nectaring on catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly showing its spots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It was bound to happen. Not all monarch butterflies that you rear will make it. Such was this case this week with when two monarchs eclosed, both crippled and struggling to survive. The damage to their crumbled wings may have occurred when, as...
Tiny and Tim on a replica of a penny-farthing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tim catches some rays. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)