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Nobody Said Mother Nature Is Perfect

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or...

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:20 PM

The Bee and the Butterfly

A honey bee and a Painted Lady share a mustard blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee and the butterfly. The honey bee and the Painted Lady. Apis mellifera and Vanessa cardui.They both wanted to sip that sweet nectar from a...

A honey bee and a Painted Lady share a mustard blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee and a Painted Lady share a mustard blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and a Painted Lady share a mustard blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee edges closer to the Painted :ady. How sweet the nectar! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee edges closer to the Painted :ady. How sweet the nectar! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee edges closer to the Painted :ady. How sweet the nectar! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's up, up and away. The honey bee buzzes over the butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's up, up and away. The honey bee buzzes over the butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's up, up and away. The honey bee buzzes over the butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 4:23 PM

A Monarch Kind of Christmas

Last year at this time, we saw four monarchs eclose in our small-scale rearing project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Merry Christmas has always been merry, but it's better with butterflies! Isn't everything better with butterflies? Last year, in our small-scale...

Last year at this time, we saw four monarchs eclose in our small-scale rearing project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Last year at this time, we saw four monarchs eclose in our small-scale rearing project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Last year this time, we saw four monarchs eclose in our small-scale rearing project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed butterfly is a special holiday greeting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed butterfly is a special holiday greeting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed butterfly is a special holiday greeting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed monarch spreads its wings. It's symbol of hope, love, joy, change, transformation, strength and endurance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed monarch spreads its wings. It's symbol of hope, love, joy, change, transformation, strength and endurance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed monarch spreads its wings. It's symbol of hope, love, joy, change, transformation, strength and endurance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 25, 2017 at 6:00 AM
Tags: butterfly (18), Christmas (2), Danaus plexippus (40), holiday (2), monarch (11)

It's Over

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, holds the first cabbage white butterfly of 2015. He collected it Jan. 26 in West Sacramento, Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Beer-for-a-Butterfly contest is over. And we have a winner! Drum roll...Art Shapiro... Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and...

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, holds the first cabbage white butterfly of 2015. He collected it Jan. 26 in West Sacramento, Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, holds the first cabbage white butterfly of 2015. He collected it Jan. 26 in West Sacramento, Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, holds the first cabbage white butterfly of 2015. He collected it Jan. 26 in West Sacramento, Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:54 PM

So Beautful, So Exquisite

Anise swallowtail foraging on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's something about seeing a butterfly that makes your eyes light up, your smile widen, and your feet feel like skipping. Nature's...

Anise swallowtail foraging on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Anise swallowtail foraging on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Anise swallowtail foraging on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Anise swallowtail about to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Anise swallowtail about to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Anise swallowtail about to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Anise swallowtail spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Anise swallowtail spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Anise swallowtail spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:54 PM

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