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2020: The COVID Chase

A honey bee buzzing in a patch of catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the year 2020, COVID chased us out of our work places and out of our fun places. So we dutifully covered our faces to cover all the bases, washed our hands to meet all the demands,  and kept our distance to continue our existence. But wait...we...

A honey bee buzzing in a patch of catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee buzzing in a patch of catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee buzzing in a patch of catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary fluttering toward its host plant, passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary fluttering toward its host plant, passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary fluttering toward its host plant, passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis eating its prey, a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis eating its prey, a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis eating its prey, a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 4:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Gulf Frits in November?

A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries in November? Yes! Gulf Fritillaries (Agraulis vanillae) are still active here in Solano County, on those warm, sunny afternoons that defy the season. They're still hanging around their host...

A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hungry Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling around the Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A hungry Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling around the Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hungry Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling around the Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

U Turn? A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
U Turn? A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

U Turn? A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Gulf Fritillary egg is about to hatch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This Gulf Fritillary egg is about to hatch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Gulf Fritillary egg is about to hatch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Nobody Said Mother Nature Is Perfect

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does not dole these characteristics out evenly.--Simon Sinek How true. That applies...

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Like to Raise a Butterfly? Or Another Insect? Attend Bohart Open House Nov. 16

A Gulf Fritillary nectars the blossom of a passionflower vine, its host plant, while another Gulf Frit flutters in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, sips nectar from the lavender blossom of a passionflower vine, its host plant. Another Gulf Frit flutters in to investigate. A female and male Gulf Frit find one another. Near them, Gulf Frit caterpillars...

A Gulf Fritillary nectars the blossom of a passionflower vine, its host plant, while another Gulf Frit flutters in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary nectars the blossom of a passionflower vine, its host plant, while another Gulf Frit flutters in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary nectars the blossom of a passionflower vine, its host plant, while another Gulf Frit flutters in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male and a female butterfly find another. These are Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male and a female butterfly find another. These are Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male and a female butterfly find another. These are Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Frillary caterpillar munching the leaves of a passionflower. Caterpillars will be displayed at the Bohart Museum open house on Nov. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Frillary caterpillar munching the leaves of a passionflower. Caterpillars will be displayed at the Bohart Museum open house on Nov. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Frillary caterpillar munching the leaves of a passionflower. Caterpillars will be displayed at the Bohart Museum open house on Nov. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking the line. A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawls along the stem of a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Walking the line. A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawls along the stem of a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking the line. A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawls along the stem of a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like to learn how to raise Madagascar hissing cockroaches? Bohart scientists will tell you how on Nov. 16 at their open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Like to learn how to raise Madagascar hissing cockroaches? Bohart scientists will tell you how on Nov. 16 at their open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like to learn how to raise Madagascar hissing cockroaches? Bohart scientists will tell you how on Nov. 16 at their open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Silkworm moth expert İsmail Şeker, a Turkish medical doctor, will show his newly produced video about the silkworm moth life cycle at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of İsmail Şeker)
Silkworm moth expert İsmail Şeker, a Turkish medical doctor, will show his newly produced video about the silkworm moth life cycle at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of İsmail Şeker)

Silkworm moth expert İsmail Şeker, a Turkish medical doctor, will show his newly produced video about the silkworm moth life cycle at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of İsmail Şeker)

A male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, as identified by entomologist Lohit Garikipati, UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, as identified by entomologist Lohit Garikipati, UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, as identified by entomologist Lohit Garikipati, UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:50 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Quiet Veterans' Day

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, ecloses in Vacaville, Calif., on Nov. 11, Veterans' Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Veterans' Day, and after paying tribute to the military veterans (my ancestors have fought in all of our nation's wars, dating back to the American Revolution--and my other half is a U.S. Air Force veteran), I slip out the back door to our...

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, ecloses in Vacaville, Calif., on Nov. 11, Veterans' Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, ecloses in Vacaville, Calif., on Nov. 11, Veterans' Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, ecloses in Vacaville, Calif., on Nov. 11, Veterans' Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary caterpillars have nearly skeletonized their host plant, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Gulf Fritillary caterpillars have nearly skeletonized their host plant, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary caterpillars have nearly skeletonized their host plant, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Frillary caterpillar                   crawls along on a passionflower vine stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Frillary caterpillar crawls along on a passionflower vine stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Frillary caterpillar crawls along on a passionflower vine stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 4:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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