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Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer

A tattered monarch makes a refueling stop on a Tithonia in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You've heard the expression, "On a wing and a prayer." It apparently originated during World War II. Remember the 1942 film,  "The Flying Tigers," starring John Wayne as Capt. Jim Gordon? John Wayne, aka Jim Gordon, asks a Rangoon hotel clerk...

A tattered monarch makes a refueling stop on a Tithonia in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tattered monarch makes a refueling stop on a Tithonia in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tattered monarch makes a refueling stop on a Tithonia in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wings are shredded and scales slashed, but this male monarch still flies. Here it pauses to soak up some sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wings are shredded and scales slashed, but this male monarch still flies. Here it pauses to soak up some sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wings are shredded and scales slashed, but this male monarch still flies. Here it pauses to soak up some sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A predator missed--but a miss is as good as a mile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A predator missed--but a miss is as good as a mile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A predator missed--but a miss is as good as a mile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A migratory monarch, after sipping some flight fuel in Vacaville, Calif. takes off
A migratory monarch, after sipping some flight fuel in Vacaville, Calif. takes off "on a wing and a prayer," heading for an overwintering site along the coast. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A migratory monarch, after sipping some flight fuel in Vacaville, Calif. takes off "on a wing and a prayer," heading for an overwintering site along the coast. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 5:35 PM

A Time to Celebrate Summer and National Pollinator Week

A Western tiger swallowtail foraging on a butterfly bush, Buddleia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's the first day of summer and the beginning of National Pollinator Week. What could be better? This: Spotting a Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) sail through the pollinator garden and touch down on a  butterfly bush (Buddleia). When...

A Western tiger swallowtail foraging on a butterfly bush, Buddleia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western tiger swallowtail foraging on a butterfly bush, Buddleia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail foraging on a butterfly bush, Buddleia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes a Western tiger swallowtail resembles the brightly colored sails of a sailboat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sometimes a Western tiger swallowtail resembles the brightly colored sails of a sailboat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes a Western tiger swallowtail resembles the brightly colored sails of a sailboat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for take-off: the Western tiger swallowtail prepares to leave a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready for take-off: the Western tiger swallowtail prepares to leave a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for take-off: the Western tiger swallowtail prepares to leave a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Good Day, Mourning Cloak

A mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, as photographed Feb. 6, 2016 in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you go looking for a bumble bee, you might find a butterfly. And vice versa. The UC Davis Arboretum last Saturday (Feb. 6), was just starting to "get its spring on." We spotted a few honey bees and syrphid flies foraging on daphne (Daphne odora) in...

A mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, as photographed Feb. 6, 2016 in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, as photographed Feb. 6, 2016 in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, as photographed Feb. 6, 2016 in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mourning cloak touches down Feb. 6, 2016 on a butterfly bush, Buddleia
Mourning cloak touches down Feb. 6, 2016 on a butterfly bush, Buddleia "Morning Mist," in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mourning cloak touches down Feb. 6, 2016 on a butterfly bush, Buddleia "Morning Mist," in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:57 PM
 
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