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If Happiness Is a Butterfly...Check Out the Solano County Fair Exhibits

Colorful butterflies adorn this quilt made by LaQuita Tummings of Rodeo. She enters the Solano County Fair's quilt division every year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If happiness is seeing a butterfly, then a visit to McCormack Hall during the annual Solano County Fair, Vallejo, Aug. 2-6, will make you absolutely ecstatic. We recently watched McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez of Vallejo, and her crew set...

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 4:41 PM

Monarch Starter Set: Partnership Between a Business and the Bohart

The monarch starter set: a zippered, meshed habitat, and a sturdy, broad-based, narrow-necked bottle. Fill with water and milkweed and add monarch caterpillars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little philanthropy goes a long way.  Especially when it comes to small-scale monarch conservation projects. Think "Monarch Starter Set." And it's just in time for open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 19...

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:58 PM

A 'Butterfly Open House' at the Bohart Museum on March 19

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas talks to butterfly enthusiasts on a Placer Land and Trust tour looking for the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost spring. Do you know where your butterflies are? Do you know how to attract them to your yard? Greg Kareofelas, a Bohart Museum of Entomology associate with expertise on  local butterflies, will be at the Bohart Museum's open house on...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM

The Fluttering of Butterflies and Why This 4-H Project Is Important

This butterfly-themed blanket is the work of Erica Lull for the

Bet you've never seen a butterfly like this! The colorful butterfly seemed to flutter from a blanket that Solano County 4-H'er Erica Lull was sewing last Saturday, Jan. 14, at a “Cuddle Me Close” community service project. Erica, 14, a...

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2:37 PM

Bruce Hammock: From Butterflies to Alzheimer's

Window of opportunity? A monarch roosts on a clothesline in front of a cottage window.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley)

We remember hearing Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, present a seminar on  “From Butterflies to Blood Pressure and Beyond." He marveled at how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly...

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2:56 PM

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