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Why Friday the 13th Is Not an Unlucky Day

A male monarch nectaring on tropical milkweed on Friday the 13th in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Friday the 13th is not an unlucky day--not when migratory monarchs make a pit stop at your home on their way to their overwintering sites. Today a...

Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6:13 PM

Are Western Monarchs Heading for Extinction?

A male monarch takes flight on Sept. 12 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are western monarch butterflies heading for extinction? A Sept. 7 article in Reuters, headlined "Monarchs in Western United States Risk Extinction,...

The Monarch Butterflies Arrive!

A male monarch visits the Mexican sunflower patch in the Garvey pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little haggard, a little worn, a little ragged, a little torn. But there she was on Monday, Aug. 1, the first monarch of the season to lay eggs in...

Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 4:51 PM

No Fun Having a 'Hole in One'

Tachinid fly maggot crawls from a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's no fun having a "hole in one." No, not golf. A hole in your butterfly habitat. So, here it is September of 2016 and we're at home rearing...

Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:32 PM

A June Bridal Couple That Monarch Moms and Dads Will Hate

Time for a June wedding--an insect wedding photo. These are tachinid flies on a rose leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for those June weddings? Coming to an altar near you...a bride and a groom. "When you marry in June, you're a bride all your...

ENT 1 Student Showcase Flyer 2017
ENT 1 Student Showcase Flyer 2017

Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:40 PM

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