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Rest in Peace, Pollinator Partner

Xena the Warrior Princess checks out a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We lost our Pollinator Partner today. Xena the Warrior Princess, a 16-year-old tuxedo cat that we rescued from the pound, crossed the Rainbow Bridge today in a local veterinarian's office. We had her 16 years, or if cats have staff, we were her staff...

Xena the Warrior Princess checks out a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Xena the Warrior Princess checks out a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Xena the Warrior Princess checks out a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Pollinator Partner" Xena the Warrior Princess looking at a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Pollinator Partner" Xena the Warrior Princess looking at a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Exhausted after a day in the sun, Xena the Warrior Princess sprawls atop a chair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Exhausted after a day in the sun, Xena the Warrior Princess sprawls atop a chair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Exhausted after a day in the sun, Xena the Warrior Princess sprawls atop a chair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Big on Butterflies

Feline entomologist

Our cat is an entomologist. She has no formal training in the science of insects, but she can catch insects with the best of 'em. Plus, her credentials include a butterfly mark on her leg. Xena the Warrior Princess is a rescue cat. We first spotted her...

Feline entomologist
Feline entomologist

Xena the Warrior Princess is a feline entomologist. She specializes in butterflies and sphinx moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sphinx moth
Sphinx moth

Our feline entomologist collects moths. This is probably a sphinx moth, the adult form of the tomato hornworm (Manduca sexta (Linnaeus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly mark
Butterfly mark

Xena the Warrior Princess sports a butterfly mark on her leg, credentials certifying her as a feline entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 1:19 PM
 
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