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Monarch Photography Display Graces Bohart Museum Hallway

Just before you enter the Bohart Museum of Entomology (located in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building at 455 Crocker Lane, UC Davis...

Larry Snyder's monarch photography display in the hallway opposite the entrance to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, Academic Surge Building.
Larry Snyder's monarch photography display in the hallway opposite the entrance to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, Academic Surge Building.

Larry Snyder's monarch photography display in the hallway opposite the entrance to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, Academic Surge Building.

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 4:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Tropical Milkweed Doesn't Deserve the Bad Rap

Fact: Milkweed is the host plant of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. Fact: Without milkweed, no monarchs. Yet a milkweed species...

A monarch nectaring on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch nectaring on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch nectaring on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar foraging on  tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar foraging on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar foraging on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch caterpillar.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch laying an egg on a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch laying an egg on a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch laying an egg on a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 1:21 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Monarch Who Arrived Late for Dinner

Never be late for dinner or it might be all gone. Take the case of the Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola, that we planted last...

A male monarch arrives Oct. 3 to nectar Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch arrives Oct. 3 to nectar Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch arrives Oct. 3 to nectar Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a male monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A spent blossom hangs over a male monarch that is sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A spent blossom hangs over a male monarch that is sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A spent blossom hangs over a male monarch that is sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch samples nectar from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male monarch samples nectar from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch samples nectar from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 12:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Food, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Monarch Migration Underway from Pacific Northwest

They're here and more are coming! Be on the lookout for migratory Monarch butterflies from the Pacific Northwest heading south to their...

A WSU-tagged monarch. (Photo by WSU entomologist David James)
A WSU-tagged monarch. (Photo by WSU entomologist David James)

A WSU-tagged monarch. (Photo by WSU entomologist David James)

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

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

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 2:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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

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