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A Monarch Takes Flight

Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland watches his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, dressed as a monarch butterfly, take flight.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly took flight at the third annual Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials in Richmond, an event co-sponsored by the Bay...

Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland watches his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, dressed as a monarch butterfly, take flight.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland watches his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, dressed as a monarch butterfly, take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland watches his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, dressed as a monarch butterfly, take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch for a day! Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland and his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, helped out at the third annual Butterfly Summit.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch for a day! Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland and his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, helped out at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch for a day! Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland and his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, helped out at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Terry Smith (left), co-founder of the Pollinator Posse, and  Jackie Salas, horticulturist at Children's Fairyland, Oakland, staff the Pollinator Posse booth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Terry Smith (left), co-founder of the Pollinator Posse, and Jackie Salas, horticulturist at Children's Fairyland, Oakland, staff the Pollinator Posse booth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Terry Smith (left), co-founder of the Pollinator Posse, and Jackie Salas, horticulturist at Children's Fairyland, Oakland, staff the Pollinator Posse booth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the Pollinator Posse's display at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Part of the Pollinator Posse's display at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the Pollinator Posse's display at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colorful flowers greeted the attendees at the third annual Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Colorful flowers greeted the attendees at the third annual Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colorful flowers greeted the attendees at the third annual Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Yard & Garden

All Flights Lead to the Butterfly Summit

A monarch butterfly laying an egg on tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All flights lead to the Butterfly Summit. Road trips, too. Butterfly guru Arthur Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and...

A monarch butterfly laying an egg on tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly laying an egg on tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly laying an egg on tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch egg is tiny; compare the size of the egg with the aphid next to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch egg is tiny; compare the size of the egg with the aphid next to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch egg is tiny; compare the size of the egg with the aphid next to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very hungry monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A very hungry monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very hungry monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The chrysalis, jade green, is a sight to see. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The chrysalis, jade green, is a sight to see. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The chrysalis, jade green, is a sight to see. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hello world! A newly eclosed monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hello world! A newly eclosed monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hello world! A newly eclosed monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5:04 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Butterfly Summit: Are Butterflies Heralds of Apocalypse?

A male monarch seeking nectar in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough," wrote the late poet Rabindranath Targoe (1861-1941) of Bengali, who won the Nobel...

A male monarch seeking nectar in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch seeking nectar in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch seeking nectar in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scene from last year's Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A scene from last year's Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scene from last year's Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

How Are Butterflies Faring? Art Shapiro Addresses Butterfly Summit

Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse, based in Oakland, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Rocha also delivered a presentation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us into trouble, it's the things we do know that just ain't so."--American humorist Artemus Ward...

Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse, based in Oakland, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Rocha also delivered a presentation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse, based in Oakland, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Rocha also delivered a presentation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse, based in Oakland, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Rocha also delivered a presentation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Following Art Shapiro's talk, attendees line up to speak to him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Following Art Shapiro's talk, attendees line up to speak to him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Following Art Shapiro's talk, attendees line up to speak to him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stevanne Auerbach of Berkeley, a consultant, author and speaker, talks to Art Shapiro following his Butterfly Summit talk at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Stevanne Auerbach of Berkeley, a consultant, author and speaker, talks to Art Shapiro following his Butterfly Summit talk at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stevanne Auerbach of Berkeley, a consultant, author and speaker, talks to Art Shapiro following his Butterfly Summit talk at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:45 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Butterfly Summit Features UC Davis Expert Art Shapiro

A male monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How's the butterfly population faring in north-central California? What do you plant to attract and sustain them? You can find out at the second...

A male monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and author Sal Levinson speaks at the inaugural Butterfly Summit. Seated next to her is Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and author Sal Levinson speaks at the inaugural Butterfly Summit. Seated next to her is Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and author Sal Levinson speaks at the inaugural Butterfly Summit. Seated next to her is Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the first-ever Butterfly Summit at Anne's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at the first-ever Butterfly Summit at Anne's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the first-ever Butterfly Summit at Anne's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

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