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Posts Tagged: Sal Levinson

A Summit to Save the Butterflies

Tora Rocha (left), founder of the Pollinator Posse of Oakland (soon to be statewide), and Mia Monroe, coordinator of the Xerces Society's Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, address the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's wing it, they said. And they did. But this event wasn't "winged"; it was well planned and rooted in educational information. Wings? A reference to the flutter of the ever decreasing butterfly wings. The occasion? The inaugural "Wing It"...

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:50 PM

From an Egg to a Caterpillar to a Chrysalis to a Monarch

A monarch laying an egg on her host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever seen a monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) lay an egg on her host plant, the milkweed? Have you ever seen a close-up of the egg? The larva or caterpillar? The chrysalis? The eclosure (when the adult emerges from the...

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:47 PM

The Beckoning World of Butterflies

A monarch, Danaus plexippus, forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Generally, butterflies are brightly colored on the top side and have dull colors on the underside. The bright colors are used to attract a mate and the dull colors are used to hide from predators." So writes Sal (Sally) Levinson in her newly published...

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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