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Monarch Sightings in the UC Davis Arboretum: Cause for Celebration

A monarch on milkweed in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a delight to see. We strolled through milkweed patches in the UC Davis Arboretum Thursday noon and saw them. Monarchs! The monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) are returning from their coastal California overwintering sites. And we're getting...

A monarch on milkweed in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch on milkweed in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch on milkweed in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch touches down on foliage in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch touches down on foliage in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch touches down on foliage in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch in the UC Davis Arboretum suns itself. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch in the UC Davis Arboretum suns itself. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch in the UC Davis Arboretum suns itself. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 6:28 PM

Christine Merlin and Monarchs: How They Use Their Circadian Clocks for Seasonal Migration

Christine Merlin, shown here examining a monarch butterfly, will speak on

Did you know that monarch butterflies use a circadian clock to navigate to their overwintering sites during their seasonal long-distance migration? Yes, they do, says a Texas A&M researcher. Christine Merlin, an assistant professor in Texas...

Christine Merlin, shown here examining a monarch butterfly, will speak on
Christine Merlin, shown here examining a monarch butterfly, will speak on "The Monarch Butterfly Circadian Clock: from Clockwork Mechanisms to Control of Seasonal Migration" on May 31 at UC Davis. (Texas A&M Photo)

Christine Merlin, shown here examining a monarch butterfly, will speak on "The Monarch Butterfly Circadian Clock: from Clockwork Mechanisms to Control of Seasonal Migration" on May 31 at UC Davis. (Texas A&M Photo)

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Christine Merlin: Why Those Monarchs Migrate When They Do

Texas A&M University biologist Christine Merlin examines a monarch. (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University)

(Editor's Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Christine Merlin cancelled this seminar but it will be rescheduled sometime next year.) From her post at Texas A&M University, located at College Station, 90 miles northwest of Houston, Christine...

Texas A&M University biologist Christine Merlin examines a monarch. (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University)
Texas A&M University biologist Christine Merlin examines a monarch. (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University)

Texas A&M University biologist Christine Merlin examines a monarch. (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University)

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 3:54 PM
 
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