Posts Tagged: butterflies
If you've been thinking about bees, butterflies and other pollinators--and wondering when the...
A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, nectaring on a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii. Many nectar plants will be available at the UC Davis Arboretum Nursery online plant sales. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a purple salvia, Salvia farinacea. Salvias are popular in pollinator gardens.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, foraging on purple ginny salvia. Salvias are popular at the UC Davis Arboretum nursery plant sales. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery manager Taylor Lewis caring for the plants. Plant sales this year are online sales with curbside pickup. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
COVID-10 pandemic precautions have changed the in-person plant sales to online plant sales at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a scene from the pre-COVID-19 UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery plant sales. The sales are now online, with curbside pickup. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
So here we have two cabbage white butterflies, a male and a female, fluttering around the...
Hello, there! Two cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, meet on catmint (Nepata) in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator yard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Look at me! A male cabbage white butterfly tries to draw the attention of a female. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this image, the female cabbage white butterfly (left) raises her abdomen, rejecting the male that is scattering pheromone on her, says Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A 19th century nursery rhyme insists that little girls are made of "sugar and spice and everything...
A Monarch butterfly is pretty, but what it does can be "pretty gross," says author Rosemary Mosco. This image shows a monarch in Vacaville, Calif., nectaring on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In her book, author Rosemary Mosco includes a Giant Swallowtail, found in eastern and southwestern North America. This one is a Western Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio rutulus. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Does art imitate life or life imitate art? Oscar Wilde opined in his 1889 essay, The...
This painting in the oils and acrylics category, won best of show in professional fine arts at the 2021 Dixon May Fair. It is the work of Robert Valdez.
A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, flutters away in this prize-winning work of artist Roberto Valdez. He won best of show in the professional fine arts category, oils and acrylics, at the 2021 Dixon May Fair.
Congratulations to UC Davis doctoral alumnus Anurag Agrawal of Cornell University,...
Cornell University Professor Anurag Agrawal collecting data in Ithaca. He is a newly elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. (Courtesy Photo)
A monarch, Danaus plexippus, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in Vacaville, Calif. The declining population of monarchs is troubling. Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, says monarchs are on life support. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar chewing on a stem of narrowleaf milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)