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Breathtaking Bluebonnets and Butterflies

If you've never been to the 284-acre Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas, Austin, in the spring to see the flora...

Signage at the 284-acre Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas, Austin, welcomes visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Signage at the 284-acre Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas, Austin, welcomes visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Signage at the 284-acre Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas, Austin, welcomes visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bluebonnet sign warns visitors of rattlesnakes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bluebonnet sign warns visitors of rattlesnakes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bluebonnet sign warns visitors of rattlesnakes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors are to stay on the path at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlower Center. This image was taken on Easter Sunday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors are to stay on the path at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlower Center. This image was taken on Easter Sunday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors are to stay on the path at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlower Center. This image was taken on Easter Sunday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bluebonnets were spectacular on Easter Sunday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bluebonnets were spectacular on Easter Sunday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bluebonnets were spectacular on Easter Sunday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 3:48 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Mary Louise Flint's Article in The Acorn: 'Butterflies in Decline'

You won't want to miss the cover story, "Butterflies in Decline," in the spring 2024 issue of The Acorn, the quarterly magazine published by the...

A pipevine swallowtail nectaring on Jupiter's beard in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pipevine swallowtail nectaring on Jupiter's beard in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail nectaring on Jupiter's beard in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 3:34 PM

Art Shapiro: 'Using Butterflies to Understand Biotic Responses to Climate Change'

The crowd at the recent UC Davis emeriti celebration listened closely to the presentation delivered by butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis...

UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal (left), organizer and host of the emeriti celebrations, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus Art Shapiro, known as
UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal (left), organizer and host of the emeriti celebrations, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus Art Shapiro, known as "the butterfly guru."

UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal (left), organizer and host of the emeriti celebrations, introduces UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus Art Shapiro, known as "the butterfly guru."

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 3:31 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

A Fascinating, Must-Read Book: 'The Lives of Butterflies'

“Butterflies are treasures, like great works of art. Should we not value them as much as the beauty of Picasso's art or the music of Mozart or...

In the field: David James, an entomologist and associate professor at Washington State University.
In the field: David James, an entomologist and associate professor at Washington State University.

In the field: David James, an entomologist and associate professor at Washington State University.

A monarch butterfly on Tithonia rotundifola in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly on Tithonia rotundifola in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly on Tithonia rotundifola in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 5:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Monarch 'Cats Sleeping with the Aphids

Sleeping with the aphids...that's what this monarch caterpillar was doing. It lived--and quite hidden at that--through the freezing cold, the rain,...

A monarch caterpillar sharing a milkweed leaf with oleander aphids on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar sharing a milkweed leaf with oleander aphids on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar sharing a milkweed leaf with oleander aphids on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milkweed going to seed on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Milkweed going to seed on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milkweed going to seed on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 5:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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