Posts Tagged: monarchs
She came, she saw, she oviposited, she nectared and she left. That's the extent of our sole...
Monarch laying an egg in Vacaville on Oct. 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Our showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is putting on a show. The...
A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, hanging out on a milkweed in Vacaville, Calif. after molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The exoskeleton that the praying mantis just shed is lying on a milkweed leaf. (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)
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)
Meet Henry, "an unexpected guest." Make that "an early, unexpected guest who was given a warm...
This is Henry as a winter monarch caterpillar found in the front yard of Karen Gideon, Greenbrae. It was feasting on her milkweed, “Hello Yellow” Asclepias tuberosa, native to eastern and southwestern North America. (Photo by Karen Gideon)
Henry as a chrysalis attached to Alanna Brady's teak birdhouse. (Photo by Alanna Brady)
Henry as a newly eclosed monarch butterfly drying his wings. (Photo by Alanna Brady)
Henry spreads his wings. (Photo by Alanna Brady)