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Insect Art Is the 'In' Thing: Don't Miss Bohart Museum Open House on Jan. 21

Like to draw or color dragonflies? You'll have the opportunity to do just that at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21. This is a flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Just call it a "Day of Insect Art!" Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21 promises to be a day of inspiration, creativity and delight when the Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts an open house, "Bug-Art@The Bohart" from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 1124 of the Academic...

Like to draw or color dragonflies? You'll have the opportunity to do just that at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21. This is a flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Like to draw or color dragonflies? You'll have the opportunity to do just that at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21. This is a flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like to draw or color dragonflies? You'll have the opportunity to do just that at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21. This is a flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Bugged! And You Won't Want to Miss It!

Gloria Gonzalez hangs a needlepoint fan, the work of Laura Ryan of Benicia. Note the blue butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's bugged. Yes, bugged. And you won't want to miss it. If you head over to the 69th annual Solano County Fair, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, between now and Sunday, July 31, you'll see lots of bees, butterflies, lady beetles, dragonflies,...

Gloria Gonzalez hangs a needlepoint fan, the work of Laura Ryan of Benicia. Note the blue butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gloria Gonzalez hangs a needlepoint fan, the work of Laura Ryan of Benicia. Note the blue butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gloria Gonzalez hangs a needlepoint fan, the work of Laura Ryan of Benicia. Note the blue butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rebecca Banducci (left), part of the McCormack Hall crew, and superintendent Gloria Gonzalez of Vallejo, show a display board crafted by Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon. It won a best of show. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rebecca Banducci (left), part of the McCormack Hall crew, and superintendent Gloria Gonzalez of Vallejo, show a display board crafted by Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon. It won a best of show. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rebecca Banducci (left), part of the McCormack Hall crew, and superintendent Gloria Gonzalez of Vallejo, show a display board crafted by Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon. It won a best of show. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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This "best of show" is the work of Laquita Cumings of Rodeo. Butterflies abound! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This "best of show" is the work of Laquita Cumings of Rodeo. Butterflies abound! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beverly O'Hara of Benicia appliqued this quilt, titling it
Beverly O'Hara of Benicia appliqued this quilt, titling it "Ant-titude." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a picnic without ants? Beverly O'Hara of Benicia appliqued this quilt, titling it "Ant-titude." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a close-up of a butterfly on a quilt made by Celia Weller of American Canyon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a close-up of a butterfly on a quilt made by Celia Weller of American Canyon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a close-up of a butterfly on a quilt made by Celia Weller of American Canyon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever seen a honey bee on a rock? You have now! This painting is the work of Andrew Donato of Vallejo, entered in the 9-10 age category. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have you ever seen a honey bee on a rock? You have now! This painting is the work of Andrew Donato of Vallejo, entered in the 9-10 age category. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever seen a honey bee on a rock? You have now! This painting is the work of Andrew Donato of Vallejo, entered in the 9-10 age category. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:20 PM

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

Seeing Spots--12 of Them

A twelve-spotted dragonfly. Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The most common dragonfly in our little family bee garden is the red flameskimmer, Libellula saturata. Last Sunday, however, a new species arrived--a male twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella), as identified by naturalist Greg Kareofelas of...

A twelve-spotted dragonfly. Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A twelve-spotted dragonfly. Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A twelve-spotted dragonfly. Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seeing spots--12 of them. This is a male twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Seeing spots--12 of them. This is a male twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seeing spots--12 of them. This is a male twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Don't You Just Love Those Dragonflies?

Red flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't you just love those dragonflies? We watch them circle our fish pond, grab flying insects in mid-air, and then touch down on a bamboo stake in our yard to eat them. Some dragonflies stay for hours; others for what seems like half a second. Some let...

Red flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red-veined meadowhawk (Sympetrium madidum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red-veined meadowhawk (Sympetrium madidum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red-veined meadowhawk (Sympetrium madidum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:08 PM

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