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Are Western Monarchs Heading for Extinction?

A male monarch takes flight on Sept. 12 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are western monarch butterflies heading for extinction? A Sept. 7 article in Reuters, headlined "Monarchs in Western United States Risk Extinction, Scientists Say," indicated that "Monarch butterflies west of the Rocky Mountains are teetering on the...

The Monarch Butterflies Arrive!

A male monarch visits the Mexican sunflower patch in the Garvey pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little haggard, a little worn, a little ragged, a little torn. But there she was on Monday, Aug. 1, the first monarch of the season to lay eggs in our little pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. She found the milkweed, but that was AFTER the...

Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 4:51 PM

No Fun Having a 'Hole in One'

Tachinid fly maggot crawls from a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's no fun having a "hole in one." No, not golf. A hole in your butterfly habitat. So, here it is September of 2016 and we're at home rearing monarch butterflies as part of our small-scale conservation project to help the declining...

Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:32 PM

A June Bridal Couple That Monarch Moms and Dads Will Hate

Time for a June wedding--an insect wedding photo. These are tachinid flies on a rose leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for those June weddings? Coming to an altar near you...a bride and a groom. "When you marry in June, you're a bride all your life."--Anonymous. "Look happy," say the wedding photographers as they focus on the bridal couple, and then single out...

ENT 1 Student Showcase Flyer 2017
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Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:40 PM

Two Icons: Old Glory and the Glorious Monarch

Two icons: the American flag, which represents our democracy, and the monarch butterfly, which is linked to a monarchy. The common name,

Two icons, the American flag and the monarch butterfly, are flying high today. The American flag, or "Old Glory," symbolizes our democracy. The 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies that declared--and won--independence from Great Britain. The 50 stars in...

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 4:27 PM

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