Posts Tagged: Washington State University
Seen any tagged monarchs lately? If you live in California, tagged monarchs from the migratory...
A newly eclosed male monarch spreads its wings. In the back is a female. Both eclosed on Sept. 5 in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed female monarch clings to a tropical milkweed leaf before taking flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Save the dates! The seventh annual International Monarch Monitoring Blitz will take place...
A monarch lifts off from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the monarch that citizen scientist Steven Johnson of Ashland, Ore., tagged Aug. 28, 2016. It arrived in Vacaville, 285 miles away, on Sept. 5, 2016. This was part of a migratory monarch project headed by David James, a Washington State University entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
So there it was...a monarch lying on its side, one wing down and one wing up, in the middle of a...
A gloved hand holds a male monarch found cold and still in the middle of a residential street in west Vacaville on Jan. 3, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch nectars on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifola) in Vacaville, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready for some good news about our iconic monarch butterflies? The Western monarch population at...
Overwintering monarchs in Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. This site does not appear on the official list of California's overwintering sites, says WSU entomologist David James. It was home in November to 15,000 butterflies. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)
A cluster of monarchs at an overwintering site in Bolinas, Calif. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)
Monarchs clustering at an overwintering site in Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County. (Photo by David James, Washington State University entomologist)
Seen any monarchs lately? A beautiful male glided into our Vacaville garden late yesterday and...
A male monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, on Monday, Oct. 24 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The nectar from the Tithonia is flight fuel for its journey an overwintering site along the California coast. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time to go when a honey bee tries to horn in on your nectar! The monarch is prepared for take-off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)