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A Butterfly Ballet at a Special Place

The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ruth Charlotte Risdon Storer (1888-1986) would have been proud. The garden that bears her name in the UC Davis Arboretum is Nature at its Best,...

The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showing her true colors: the  Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Showing her true colors: the Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showing her true colors: the Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western tiger swallowtail in flight over a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Western tiger swallowtail in flight over a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western tiger swallowtail in flight over a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 6:18 PM

Pollinator Pavilion: A Prized Exhibit at UC Davis Picnic Day

Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinator Pavilion. Picnic Day. They go together like honey bees on bee balm and bumble bees on tomatoes.  When you attend the 102nd annual...

Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds peered through the 2015 Pollinator Pavilion enclosure and then entered excitedly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crowds peered through the 2015 Pollinator Pavilion enclosure and then entered excitedly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds peered through the 2015 Pollinator Pavilion enclosure and then entered excitedly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:03 PM

Wash Their Mouths Out With Soap

Oleander aphids absolutely love tender milkweed plants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We're not the only ones "celebrating" the first week of spring. The oleander aphids are doing a happy dance on our milkweed plants. We think they're...

Oleander aphids absolutely love tender milkweed plants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Oleander aphids absolutely love tender milkweed plants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oleander aphids absolutely love tender milkweed plants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of an army of aphids on milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of an army of aphids on milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of an army of aphids on milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 4:20 PM

The Place to Be Oct. 24: UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale

A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, you're looking for some host plants to attract butterflies, like monarchs and pipevine swallowtails? You're yearning to see monarch eggs,...

A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male monarch soaks up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male monarch soaks up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male monarch soaks up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at a recent UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at a recent UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at a recent UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Welcome Back, Monarchs!

A monarch lands on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. It may head to an overwintering site in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It will be a monarch-kind of day.   And why not?   Monarch enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the "Welcome Back Monarchs Day" on Sunday,...

A monarch lands on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. It may head to an overwintering site in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch lands on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. It may head to an overwintering site in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch lands on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. It may head to an overwintering site in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch adjusts its position. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch adjusts its position. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch adjusts its position. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch continues to feed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch continues to feed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch continues to feed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The majestic monarch in all its glory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The majestic monarch in all its glory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The majestic monarch in all its glory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 4:48 PM

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