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David James' Incredible Research on Migratory Monarchs

This male monarch, released by citizen scientist Steve Johnson of Ashland on Aug. 28, 2016, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, a 457-kilometer  journey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly published research by entomologist David James of Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., in the Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society...

This male monarch, released by citizen scientist Steve Johnson of Ashland on Aug. 28, 2016, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, a 457-kilometer  journey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This male monarch, released by citizen scientist Steve Johnson of Ashland on Aug. 28, 2016, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, a 457-kilometer journey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male monarch, released by citizen scientist Steve Johnson of Ashland on Aug. 28, 2016, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, a 457-kilometer journey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch, No. 6093, sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia on Sept. 5, 2016. It traveled 457 kilometers from Ashland to Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male monarch, No. 6093, sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia on Sept. 5, 2016. It traveled 457 kilometers from Ashland to Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch, No. 6093, sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia on Sept. 5, 2016. It traveled 457 kilometers from Ashland to Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A feast! This migrating monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipped nectar from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A feast! This migrating monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipped nectar from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A feast! This migrating monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipped nectar from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla.
WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla.

WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla.

Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ol' Blue Eyes: A Blue-Eyed Darner

A Rhionaeschna multicolor blue-eyed darner, Aeshna multicolor, soaking up sun on a Spanish lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ol' Blue Eyes. What a treat to see. No, not an old movie starring Ol' Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), but the blue-eyed darner, the...

A Rhionaeschna multicolor blue-eyed darner, Aeshna multicolor, soaking up sun on a Spanish lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Rhionaeschna multicolor blue-eyed darner, Aeshna multicolor, soaking up sun on a Spanish lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Rhionaeschna multicolor blue-eyed darner, Aeshna multicolor, soaking up sun on a Spanish lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Find the blue-eyed darner in the Spanish lavender! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Find the blue-eyed darner in the Spanish lavender! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Find the blue-eyed darner in the Spanish lavender! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Monarchs Lovin' the Lantana, One Sip at a Time

A monarch nectaring on Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What amazing journeys! For the last two months, migratory monarch butterflies have regularly stopped for flight fuel in our 600-square-foot ...

A monarch nectaring on Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch nectaring on Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch nectaring on Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch takes flight after fueling up Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch takes flight after fueling up Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch takes flight after fueling up Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The same monarch taking flight again over Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The same monarch taking flight again over Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The same monarch taking flight again over Lantana on Oct. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:50 PM

That Amazing Migrating Monarch Project

This migratory monarch, released Aug. 28 from Ashland, Ore. and tagged with monarch@wsu.edu  A6093, nectared on Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He may have been “born" in an Ashland, Ore., vineyard. But at least we know he hails from Ashland. That's what we learned about the male...

This migratory monarch, released Aug. 28 from Ashland, Ore. and tagged with monarch@wsu.edu  A6093, nectared on Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This migratory monarch, released Aug. 28 from Ashland, Ore. and tagged with monarch@wsu.edu A6093, nectared on Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This migratory monarch, released Aug. 28 from Ashland, Ore. and tagged with monarch@wsu.edu A6093, nectared on Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the vineyard in Ashland where A6093 may have originated. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the vineyard in Ashland where A6093 may have originated. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the vineyard in Ashland where A6093 may have originated. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla. (Photo courtesy of WSU)
WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla. (Photo courtesy of WSU)

WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla. (Photo courtesy of WSU)

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:50 PM

A WSU-Tagged Monarch: What a Traveler!

Where am I? A tagged male monarch butterfly, released from Ashland, Ore., perches on the head of a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What are the odds? What are the odds? A monarch—the most special monarch ever--fluttered over our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. on...

Where am I? A tagged male monarch butterfly, released from Ashland, Ore., perches on the head of a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Where am I? A tagged male monarch butterfly, released from Ashland, Ore., perches on the head of a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Where am I? A tagged male monarch butterfly, released from Ashland, Ore., perches on the head of a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged male monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipping nectar on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia, in Vacaville, Calif. Tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
WSU-tagged male monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipping nectar on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia, in Vacaville, Calif. Tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged male monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipping nectar on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia, in Vacaville, Calif. Tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged monarch nectaring on a towering Mexican sunflower in Vacaville,Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
WSU-tagged monarch nectaring on a towering Mexican sunflower in Vacaville,Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged monarch nectaring on a towering Mexican sunflower in Vacaville,Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged monarch sipping nectar from a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. The tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
WSU-tagged monarch sipping nectar from a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. The tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU-tagged monarch sipping nectar from a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. The tag, invisible in this photo, is on the other side. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:01 PM

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