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Art Shapiro: Worst Monarch Season Ever, But Best MIlkweed Season Ever

A female monarch butterfly nectaring in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This year ranks as the worst monarch season he's ever seen in California. But...this year ranks as the best milkweed season he's ever seen in California. Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of...

A female monarch butterfly nectaring in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female monarch butterfly nectaring in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female monarch butterfly nectaring in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, fields questions at the May 26 Butterfly Summit, held at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, fields questions at the May 26 Butterfly Summit, held at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, fields questions at the May 26 Butterfly Summit, held at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugs Share Spotlight with Pigs, Polar Bears and Pigeons: ACE Awards

Children of California migratory workers react to a Madagascar hissing cockroach during their tour of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A news story about the event won a gold or first-place award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was a case of bugs sharing the spotlight with pigs, polar bears and pigeons.   Six communicators affiliated with the University of California, Davis, or the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR)...

Children of California migratory workers react to a Madagascar hissing cockroach during their tour of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A news story about the event won a gold or first-place award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Children of California migratory workers react to a Madagascar hissing cockroach during their tour of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A news story about the event won a gold or first-place award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children of California migratory workers react to a Madagascar hissing cockroach during their tour of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A news story about the event won a gold or first-place award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, fields questions from the tour group. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, fields questions from the tour group. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, fields questions from the tour group. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This monarch caterpillar, discovered Oct. 27, 2017 on milkweed in Vacaville, survived and hitched a ride to an overwintering site in Santa Cruz, thanks to
This monarch caterpillar, discovered Oct. 27, 2017 on milkweed in Vacaville, survived and hitched a ride to an overwintering site in Santa Cruz, thanks to "Monarch Mom" and "Good Samaritan Rita LeRoy of Vallejo. The blog, "Once Upon a Monarch," won a silver award at the ACE conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This monarch caterpillar, discovered Oct. 27, 2017 on milkweed in Vacaville, survived and hitched a ride to an overwintering site in Santa Cruz, thanks to "Monarch Mom" and "Good Samaritan Rita LeRoy of Vallejo. The blog, "Once Upon a Monarch," won a silver award at the ACE conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Monarch Mom" Rita LeRoy (pictured) of Vallejo transported "Ms. Vacaville Monarch" to an overwintering site in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Monarch Mom" Rita LeRoy (pictured) of Vallejo transported "Ms. Vacaville Monarch" to an overwintering site in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How Are Butterflies Faring? Art Shapiro Addresses Butterfly Summit

Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse, based in Oakland, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Rocha also delivered a presentation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us into trouble, it's the things we do know that just ain't so."--American humorist Artemus Ward (1834-1867). This quote, often falsely attributed to Mark Twain, is a favorite of Art Shapiro,...

Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse, based in Oakland, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Rocha also delivered a presentation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse, based in Oakland, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Rocha also delivered a presentation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse, based in Oakland, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Rocha also delivered a presentation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Following Art Shapiro's talk, attendees line up to speak to him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Following Art Shapiro's talk, attendees line up to speak to him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Following Art Shapiro's talk, attendees line up to speak to him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stevanne Auerbach of Berkeley, a consultant, author and speaker, talks to Art Shapiro following his Butterfly Summit talk at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Stevanne Auerbach of Berkeley, a consultant, author and speaker, talks to Art Shapiro following his Butterfly Summit talk at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stevanne Auerbach of Berkeley, a consultant, author and speaker, talks to Art Shapiro following his Butterfly Summit talk at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:45 PM

Congratulations, Louie Yang, NACADA's Top Faculty Academic Advisor

Community ecologist Louie Yang is the recipient of an international award for his academic advising. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Congratulations to community ecologist Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, the newly announced recipient of an international award for his outstanding academic advising activities. What an honor and so...

Community ecologist Louie Yang is the recipient of an international award for his academic advising. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Community ecologist Louie Yang is the recipient of an international award for his academic advising. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Community ecologist Louie Yang is the recipient of an international award for his academic advising. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Once Upon a Monarch...

A monarch caterpillar dines on tropical milkweed on Oct. 27, 2017 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We first saw her at 10 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2017. She was eating. That's what monarch caterpillars do best. They eat. A lot. "Where have you been?" I asked. "Where have you been hiding? Your siblings have long gone. Your buddies passed through here in late...

A monarch caterpillar dines on tropical milkweed on Oct. 27, 2017 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar dines on tropical milkweed on Oct. 27, 2017 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar dines on tropical milkweed on Oct. 27, 2017 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch caterpillar, found Oct. 27 on milkweed in Vacaville, Calif., formed this chrysalis on Nov. 4. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch caterpillar, found Oct. 27 on milkweed in Vacaville, Calif., formed this chrysalis on Nov. 4. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch caterpillar, found Oct. 27 on milkweed in Vacaville, Calif., formed this chrysalis on Nov. 4. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

On Nov. 22, the chrysalis darkened, revealing the iconic orange, black and white wings of the monarch in all its transparency. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
On Nov. 22, the chrysalis darkened, revealing the iconic orange, black and white wings of the monarch in all its transparency. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

On Nov. 22, the chrysalis darkened, revealing the iconic orange, black and white wings of the monarch in all its transparency. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

On Nov. 22, the monarch eclosed. It's a girl! Here she clings to her pupal case. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
On Nov. 22, the monarch eclosed. It's a girl! Here she clings to her pupal case. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

On Nov. 22, the monarch eclosed. It's a girl! Here she clings to her pupal case. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch Mom Rita LeRoy, farm keeper at Loma Vista Farm, Vallejo, is ready to release the Vacaville-born and reared monarch at the butterfly sanctuary at Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, on  Nov. 24.
Monarch Mom Rita LeRoy, farm keeper at Loma Vista Farm, Vallejo, is ready to release the Vacaville-born and reared monarch at the butterfly sanctuary at Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, on Nov. 24.

Monarch Mom Rita LeRoy, farm keeper at Loma Vista Farm, Vallejo, is ready to release the Vacaville-born and reared monarch at the butterfly sanctuary at Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, on Nov. 24.

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 3:39 PM

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