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Elizabeth Crone and the Declining Western Monarchs

Professor Elizabeth Crone delivering a seminar on Western monarchs to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Why Are the Monarch Butterflies Declining in the West?" Professor Elizabeth Crone of Tufts University who researches monarchs (as well as bumble...

Professor Elizabeth Crone delivering a seminar on Western monarchs to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Elizabeth Crone delivering a seminar on Western monarchs to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Elizabeth Crone delivering a seminar on Western monarchs to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Elizabeth Crone chats with scientists following her talk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Elizabeth Crone chats with scientists following her talk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Elizabeth Crone chats with scientists following her talk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you see a Western monarch between Feb. 14 and April 22, report it to the Western Monarch Mystery Challenge.
If you see a Western monarch between Feb. 14 and April 22, report it to the Western Monarch Mystery Challenge.

If you see a Western monarch between Feb. 14 and April 22, report it to the Western Monarch Mystery Challenge.

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 4:06 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Yes, You Can Attend the 'Saving a Bug's Life' Symposium

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, you can. If you've been wondering if there's still room for you at the innovative UC Davis symposium on "Saving a Bug's Life: Legal...

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A longhorned bee, Melissodes sp., in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A longhorned bee, Melissodes sp., in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A longhorned bee, Melissodes sp., in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, nectaring on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, nectaring on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, nectaring on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, spiked floral purple plant, nectaring on a Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, spiked floral purple plant, nectaring on a Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, spiked floral purple plant, nectaring on a Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Troubling Question: Why Are the Monarchs Declining in the West?

A male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The question is troubling: What's going on with the monarch butterfly population in the West? The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation...

A male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sipping nectar from its host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch sipping nectar from its host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sipping nectar from its host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Those Disappearing Western Monarchs

Monarchs on the fly in a Vacaville, Calif., pollinator garden in September 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see butterflies, especially monarchs, getting so much press. Now let's see if we can press the issue. The Washington Post just...

Monarchs on the fly in a Vacaville, Calif., pollinator garden in September 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarchs on the fly in a Vacaville, Calif., pollinator garden in September 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarchs on the fly in a Vacaville, Calif., pollinator garden in September 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the monarchs reared in Vacaville, Calif. in 2016. It's ready to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One of the monarchs reared in Vacaville, Calif. in 2016. It's ready to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the monarchs reared in Vacaville, Calif. in 2016. It's ready to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

Black Friday: Bumble Bees and Blackberries

A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a blackberry blossom in Berkeley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Black Friday" means different things to each of us, but when I think of "Black Friday," I think of black bumble bees nectaring on blackberry...

A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a blackberry blossom in Berkeley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a blackberry blossom in Berkeley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a blackberry blossom in Berkeley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Taking flight, the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, seeks another blackberry blossom in Berkeley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Taking flight, the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, seeks another blackberry blossom in Berkeley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Taking flight, the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, seeks another blackberry blossom in Berkeley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden
 
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