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Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest Is Over

A cabbage white heads for catmint in a garden in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you were thinking of trying to net a cabbage white butterfly to win Art Shapiro's "Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest"--a butterfly for a pitcher of...

A cabbage white heads for catmint in a garden in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white heads for catmint in a garden in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white heads for catmint in a garden in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This graph by  Matthew Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, shows the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae.  Forister received his doctorate from UC Davis, studying with major professor Art Shapiro.
This graph by Matthew Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, shows the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. Forister received his doctorate from UC Davis, studying with major professor Art Shapiro.

This graph by Matthew Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, shows the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. Forister received his doctorate from UC Davis, studying with major professor Art Shapiro.

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:21 PM

A Monarch Sighting in January? In Sacramento? Yes!

A monarch in flight in the summer of 2017 in Vacaville, Calif. This is the non-native tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

News flash: Monarch sighting in Sacramento! Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, spotted a monarch...

A monarch in flight in the summer of 2017 in Vacaville, Calif. This is the non-native tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch in flight in the summer of 2017 in Vacaville, Calif. This is the non-native tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch in flight in the summer of 2017 in Vacaville, Calif. This is the non-native tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Pieris rapae, Pieris rapae, Pieris rapae...

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint last summer in Vacaville. (Too late in the season last year to win Art Shapiro's contest.) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Today dawned foggy," began Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, in a Jan. 22nd group email. As you know, Shapiro sponsors...

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint last summer in Vacaville. (Too late in the season last year to win Art Shapiro's contest.) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint last summer in Vacaville. (Too late in the season last year to win Art Shapiro's contest.) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint last summer in Vacaville. (Too late in the season last year to win Art Shapiro's contest.) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Tis the Season of Giving, and UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day Needs Donor Pledges by Jan. 6

This is the ceramic-mosaic sculpture,

'Tis the season of giving, and the ninth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, set for Saturday, Feb. 15, needs donors. Make that "urgently...

This is the ceramic-mosaic sculpture,
This is the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," which anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. It is the work of Davis-based artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," which anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. It is the work of Davis-based artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology houses some 8 million specimens, but also has a gift shop and a live
The Bohart Museum of Entomology houses some 8 million specimens, but also has a gift shop and a live "petting zoo." The zoo includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, stick insects and tarantulas (pictured). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology houses some 8 million specimens, but also has a gift shop and a live "petting zoo." The zoo includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, stick insects and tarantulas (pictured). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day will feature 13 museums or collections. Here volunteer Billy Thien of the Raptor Center shows a golden eagle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day will feature 13 museums or collections. Here volunteer Billy Thien of the Raptor Center shows a golden eagle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day will feature 13 museums or collections. Here volunteer Billy Thien of the Raptor Center shows a golden eagle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Suds for a Bug? Get Out Your Net!

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in a summer flight in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Suds for a bug? Get out your net! If you collect the first cabbage white butterfly of the year in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and...

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in a summer flight in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in a summer flight in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in a summer flight in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 3:44 PM

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