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Are You Ready for the Western Monarch Mystery Challenge?

Monarch Butterfly Alert! It's early spring and Western monarchs are heading inland from their overwintering sites along the California...

First in a series of photos taken in 2016: Two monarchs meet in a Tithonia patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
First in a series of photos taken in 2016: Two monarchs meet in a Tithonia patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

First in a series of photos taken in 2016: Two monarchs meet in a Tithonia patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Second in a series of photos taken in 2016: One monarch is nectaring and the other investigating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Second in a series of photos taken in 2016: One monarch is nectaring and the other investigating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Second in a series of photos taken in 2016: One monarch is nectaring and the other investigating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Third in a series of photos taken in 2016: Two monarchs interacting in a Tithonia patch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Third in a series of photos taken in 2016: Two monarchs interacting in a Tithonia patch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Third in a series of photos taken in 2016: Two monarchs interacting in a Tithonia patch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fourth in a series of photos taken in 2016: The two monarchs take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fourth in a series of photos taken in 2016: The two monarchs take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fourth in a series of photos taken in 2016: The two monarchs take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This map shows the area where monarch sightings should be reported in the Western Monarch Mystery Challenge.
This map shows the area where monarch sightings should be reported in the Western Monarch Mystery Challenge.

This map shows the area where monarch sightings should be reported in the Western Monarch Mystery Challenge.

Posted on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 12:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Guess Who's Back?

"Guess who's back?" butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, asked in his "posse" email today. "Guess,...

Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 4:51 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Western Monarch Population Increase: What Does This Mean?

What does the increase in the overwintering Western monarch population along coastal California mean? The number...

Overwintering monarchs at Pacific Grove, California, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Overwintering monarchs at Pacific Grove, California, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Overwintering monarchs at Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This migratory male monarch, released Aug. 28, 2016 by Steve Johnson of Ashland as part of the David James' citizen scientist project, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5, 2016, on its way to an overwintering site along coastal California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This migratory male monarch, released Aug. 28, 2016 by Steve Johnson of Ashland as part of the David James' citizen scientist project, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5, 2016, on its way to an overwintering site along coastal California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This migratory male monarch, released Aug. 28, 2016 by Steve Johnson of Ashland as part of the David James' citizen scientist project, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5, 2016, on its way to an overwintering site along coastal California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 4:18 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

High Honor for Cornell Professor Anurag Agrawal, UC Davis Alumnus

Congratulations to UC Davis doctoral alumnus Anurag Agrawal of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.,  a newly elected member of...

Cornell University Professor Anurag Agrawal collecting data in Ithaca. He is a newly elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. (Courtesy Photo)
Cornell University Professor Anurag Agrawal collecting data in Ithaca. He is a newly elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. (Courtesy Photo)

Cornell University Professor Anurag Agrawal collecting data in Ithaca. He is a newly elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. (Courtesy Photo)

A monarch, Danaus plexippus, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in Vacaville, Calif. The declining population of monarchs is troubling. Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, says monarchs are on life support. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch, Danaus plexippus, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in Vacaville, Calif. The declining population of monarchs is troubling. Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, says monarchs are on life support. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch, Danaus plexippus, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in Vacaville, Calif. The declining population of monarchs is troubling. Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, says monarchs are on life support. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar chewing on a stem of narrowleaf milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar chewing on a stem of narrowleaf milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar chewing on a stem of narrowleaf milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Look-at 'Cats

They were the "Look-at-Cats." The feral cats on our farm (the progeny of strays dropped off by "imperfect" strangers) became known as "The...

A male monarch on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 3:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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