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Exploring the Wonders of Insects--With a UC Davis Aboretum Talk and Tour

Entomologist Joel Hernandez led a butterfly tour last year at the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to learn about insects, join entomologists Joel Hernandez and Melissa Cruz for their talk and tour of the UC Arboretum and Public Garden from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. The event, "Exploring the Wonders of Insects," sponsored by...

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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...

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

Common Checkered Skipper: Sometimes It's Not So Common!

A common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis, visits a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) is never alone. It loves company, attracting scores of insect guests, from honey bees to bumble bees to butterflies. We've seen monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, Western tiger swallowtails, buckeyes, and fiery skippers...

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3:18 PM

Fluttering Along on a Butterfly Tour

Entomologist Joel Hernandez discusses butterflies and moths. In the background are some of his specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They explored the amazing diversity of butterflies. Nearly 90 butterfly enthusiasts--from senior citizens to pre-schoolers--met up with entomologist Joel Hernandez last Sunday for his second annual talk and tour on "Butterflies Up Close," sponsored by...

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 3:16 PM

Learn All About Butterflies Sept. 18 at UC Davis Arboretum

Those on the UC Davis butterfly tour on Sept. 18 may spot monarch butterflies on mlkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You might see monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, Western tiger swallowtails, pipevine swallowtails, and skippers.  You'll learn about butterflies and their needs. It's a UC Davis Arboretum talk and tour and it's free and open to the public. Entomologist...

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 7:19 PM

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