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Her Name Was Olive

Olive attentively watches for Kris Kolb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Her name was Olive. Every Friday morning she'd come bounding over to greet me, her tail wagging happily, one ear up, one ear down. I called her "My Second Favorite Dog" and nicknamed her "The Bee Garden Mascot." Her owner, Kristen Kolb of Davis, was...

Olive attentively watches for Kris Kolb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Olive attentively watches for Kris Kolb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olive attentively watches for Kris Kolb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sarah Hodge pets Olive, while Kris Kolb gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sarah Hodge pets Olive, while Kris Kolb gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sarah Hodge pets Olive, while Kris Kolb gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olive faithfully follows Kris Kolb as she hauls away clippings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Olive faithfully follows Kris Kolb as she hauls away clippings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olive faithfully follows Kris Kolb as she hauls away clippings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Shall We Prey?

Buckeye spreads it wings on an African daisy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California Buckeye (Junonia coenia), with its bold eyespots and white bars, is an easily recognizable butterfly. The problem: getting close enough for a photo and then patiently waiting for it to open its wings. At the first indication of danger, it...

Buckeye spreads it wings on an African daisy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Buckeye spreads it wings on an African daisy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Buckeye spreads it wings on an African daisy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Shattered Buckeye, probably the work of a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Shattered Buckeye, probably the work of a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Shattered Buckeye, probably the work of a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The predator? Could have been this praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The predator? Could have been this praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The predator? Could have been this praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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