Posts Tagged: UC Davis
"Fourteen" is a lucky number at the Berkeley Aquatic Park, 80 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley. Fourteen is considered a day of love and romance, as in the 14th of February, Valentine's Day. But at the Berkeley Aquatic Park, it's also love. Love at...
Roosting monarchs at the Berkeley Aquatic Park look like dried leaves, as one observer said. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarchs roosting in the ash tree fly over to the adjacent eucalyptus tree as the sun warms them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarchs roosting in clusters at Berkeley Aquatic Park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterfly aficionadas, photographers and passersby---along with dogs--gather to check out the monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The path to the 14th hole of the disc golf course at the Berkeley Aquatic Park is an easy one, and about a quarter of a mile from the parking lot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you look closely, you'll not only see the cycle of life in your garden, but art as the center of life. Take the Gulf Fritillaries. They're a stunning orangish-reddish butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) with silver-spangled underwings. It's a delight...
The tiny yellow egg of a Gulf Fritillary glows in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar inches away from a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The empty chrysalis of a Gulf Fritillary hangs like a broken chandelier. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillaries, aka passion butterflies, mating in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Quick, what's the answer to: "What is the smallest insect that is not a parasite or parasitoid?" Okay then, "What are the three primary conditions that define eusociality?" Or how about "Nicrophorus americanus is listed under what...
This was the scene at the ESA Linnaean Games Championships: UC Davis on the left, and the University of Florida on the right. (Photo by Mohammad-Amir Aghaee, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now in a postdoctoral position at North Carolina State University)
National champions: Gamesmaster Deane Jorgenson (far left) and ESA president Phil Mulder (far right) pose with the UC Davis Linnaean Games Team, who won the national ESA Linnaean Games Championship.. Members In the center are (from left) Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)
Strange weather we're having here in Central California. After soaring into the 90s, the temperatures pushed again into the 80s today (Oct.21). The Gulf Fritillaries (Agraulis vanillae) are "making the most-est" of their host plant,...
A Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) lands on a passioinflower blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a passionflower vine blossom. Passiflora is the host plant of the Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Like a flamenco dancer, the Gulf Fritillary is showy. Here it is on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's delightful to see the gray hairstreak. We're not talking about the gray streaks in our hair as we age (to perfection, of course!). We're talking about the gray hairstreak, a common gray butterfly found throughout the United States, coast...
A common gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus, nectarine on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Check out the length of the proboscis on the gray hairstreak as it sips nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Peek-a-boo! A gray hairstreak peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)