Posts Tagged: butterflies
The New Year is less than a week old, and Lepidoptera (aka Lep) species are scarce. Butterfly...
A screen shot of Art Shapiro's butterfly site at http://butterfly.ucdavis.edu/
What does the increase in the overwintering Western monarch population along coastal...
Overwintering monarchs at Pacific Grove, California, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This migratory male monarch, released Aug. 28, 2016 by Steve Johnson of Ashland as part of the David James' citizen scientist project, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5, 2016, on its way to an overwintering site along coastal California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Don't ask if the insects you find in your garden are "good bugs or bad bugs." Everything in your...
A lady beetle and her eggs in a Vacaville garden. Everything in nature is connected, says Frédérique Lavoipierre. If you have no aphids, no lady beetles or soldier beetles for you. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) feasts on aphids but is often mistaken as a "bad bug." This image was taken in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When the Northern California Lepidopterists met in February of 2019 at the Bohart Museum...
Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows visitors some of the butterfly specimens. The worldwide Lepidoptera collection now totals more than 500,000. One of the most recent donors was the late Charles Hageman of Yuba City (1945-2021). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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)