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The Shadow Knows, But What Does It Know?

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing...

The Gulf Fritillary, a brightly colored orange and black butterfly, casts a distinctive shadow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Gulf Fritillary, a brightly colored orange and black butterfly, casts a distinctive shadow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary, a brightly colored orange and black butterfly, casts a distinctive shadow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up and away...the butterfly and the shadow begin to vanish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Up and away...the butterfly and the shadow begin to vanish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up and away...the butterfly and the shadow begin to vanish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 8:02 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Butterfly Egg: The Promise of a New Generation

Ever seen a Gulf Fritillary laying an egg? The Gulf Frit, or "passion butterfly" (Agraulis vanillae), lays her tiny, yellow eggs, singly, on...

The adult Gulf Fritillary butterfly is a brilliant orange, with silver-spangled underwings. This one is nectaring on a Mexican petunia in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The adult Gulf Fritillary butterfly is a brilliant orange, with silver-spangled underwings. This one is nectaring on a Mexican petunia in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The adult Gulf Fritillary butterfly is a brilliant orange, with silver-spangled underwings. This one is nectaring on a Mexican petunia in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary laying an egg on a tendril of a passionflower vine in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary laying an egg on a tendril of a passionflower vine in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary laying an egg on a tendril of a passionflower vine in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 4:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Blanket Flower: the Picture of Autumn

If you've been ignoring your calendar, you may have not realized that autumn began Sept. 23. We know it as the season between summer and winter,...

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, clings to a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, clings to a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, clings to a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 8:36 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

What Good Is a Butterfly?

In his fascinating book, "Life on a Little-Known Planet: A Biologist's View of Insects and Their World,"...

A tattered Gulf Fritillary sipping nectar from a zinnia in a Vacaville, Calif., garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tattered Gulf Fritillary sipping nectar from a zinnia in a Vacaville, Calif., garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tattered Gulf Fritillary sipping nectar from a zinnia in a Vacaville, Calif., garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary laying an egg on her host plant, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary laying an egg on her host plant, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary laying an egg on her host plant, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary showing rejection toward a mate after laying an egg on the tendrils of a passionflower vine.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary showing rejection toward a mate after laying an egg on the tendrils of a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary showing rejection toward a mate after laying an egg on the tendrils of a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 8:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Friday Fly Day: A Syrphid Fly and a Butterfly

It's Friday Fly Day and time to post a syrphid fly with a butterfly. The occasion: a syrphid fly and the Gulf...

A syprhid fly and a Gulf Fritillary sharing a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A syprhid fly and a Gulf Fritillary sharing a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A syprhid fly and a Gulf Fritillary sharing a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 4:19 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

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