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The Fluttering of Butterflies and Why This 4-H Project Is Important

This butterfly-themed blanket is the work of Erica Lull for the

Bet you've never seen a butterfly like this! The colorful butterfly seemed to flutter from a blanket that Solano County 4-H'er Erica Lull was sewing last Saturday, Jan. 14, at a “Cuddle Me Close” community service project. Erica, 14, a...

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2:37 PM

Bruce Hammock: From Butterflies to Alzheimer's

Window of opportunity? A monarch roosts on a clothesline in front of a cottage window.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley)

We remember hearing Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, present a seminar on  “From Butterflies to Blood Pressure and Beyond." He marveled at how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly...

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2:56 PM

Why You Should Think 'Fall Planting' and 'Pollinators'

A Western tiger swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If want to beautify your yard, attract pollinators, and save money at the same time, then you'll want to attend the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale on Saturday, Nov. 5. It's the final clearance sale of the season, and it will take place from 9 a.m. to 1...

Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

From Caterpillars to Butterflies to Chronic Pain Research

This photo of Gulf Fritillary adults and a caterpillar helps illustrate the article on the Medical College of Wisconsin website. Bruce Hammock's basic research on how caterpillars become butterflies led to discoveries on chronic pain. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Science is full of surprises." Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, is fond of saying that in his many talks. "Science is full of surprises." His...

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 2:27 PM

It's Bugged! And You Won't Want to Miss It!

Gloria Gonzalez hangs a needlepoint fan, the work of Laura Ryan of Benicia. Note the blue butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's bugged. Yes, bugged. And you won't want to miss it. If you head over to the 69th annual Solano County Fair, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, between now and Sunday, July 31, you'll see lots of bees, butterflies, lady beetles, dragonflies,...

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:20 PM

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