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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

Adler Dillman: Of Monarchs, Toxins, and Nematode Parasitism of Insects

"Target-site insensitivity (TSI) is an important mechanism of animal resistance to toxins," says nematologist Adler Dillman of the...

Monarch butterfly nectaring on milkweed in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterfly nectaring on milkweed in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterfly nectaring on milkweed in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 4:41 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Turning Over an Old Leaf

It's New Year's Day and it's common for folks to turn over a new leaf. What about the old leaves? Sometimes if you turn over an old leaf this time...

UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus Art Shapiro (right) of the Department of Evolution and Ecology and Louie Yang, professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on monarchs. (PHoto by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus Art Shapiro (right) of the Department of Evolution and Ecology and Louie Yang, professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on monarchs. (PHoto by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus Art Shapiro (right) of the Department of Evolution and Ecology and Louie Yang, professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on monarchs. (PHoto by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 1, 2024 at 4:31 PM
Tags: Art Shapiro (288), Louie Yang (30), monarch caterpillars (8), monarchs (76), UC Davis (332)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

'Most Delicious Poison': A Must-Read Book

“A deadly secret lurks within our spice racks, medicine cabinets, backyard gardens, and private stashes,” writes evolutionary biologist...

A monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch munching milkweed in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a monarch munching milkweed in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch munching milkweed in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed male monarch spreads its wings in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed male monarch spreads its wings in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed male monarch spreads its wings in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 3:33 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Monarchs on the Move...So Many Mysteries

Monarchs on the move...so many mysteries. Where do Western monarchs go after leaving their overwintering sites along coastal California in...

A tiny monarch egg. Image taken on Nov. 14, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tiny monarch egg. Image taken on Nov. 14, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tiny monarch egg. Image taken on Nov. 14, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar sharing a milkweed leaf with aphids. This image was taken Nov. 15, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar sharing a milkweed leaf with aphids. This image was taken Nov. 15, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar sharing a milkweed leaf with aphids. This image was taken Nov. 15, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two monarch caterpillars sharing a milkweed leaf. This image was taken Nov. 15, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two monarch caterpillars sharing a milkweed leaf. This image was taken Nov. 15, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two monarch caterpillars sharing a milkweed leaf. This image was taken Nov. 15, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very hungry monarch caterpillar on the move. This image was taken Nov. 18, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A very hungry monarch caterpillar on the move. This image was taken Nov. 18, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very hungry monarch caterpillar on the move. This image was taken Nov. 18, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hi, there! A monarch caterpillar faces the camera. This image was taken Nov. 14, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hi, there! A monarch caterpillar faces the camera. This image was taken Nov. 14, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hi, there! A monarch caterpillar faces the camera. This image was taken Nov. 14, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 2:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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