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A 'Butterfly Open House' at the Bohart Museum on March 19

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas talks to butterfly enthusiasts on a Placer Land and Trust tour looking for the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost spring. Do you know where your butterflies are? Do you know how to attract them to your yard? Greg Kareofelas, a Bohart Museum of Entomology associate with expertise on  local butterflies, will be at the Bohart Museum's open house on...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Like a Moth to...the Front Porch Light

Well, hello, there! A late-winter noctuid, Feralia februalis, on a screen door below a porch light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like a moth to a flame... Except this moth headed not for a flame, but to a porch light. Our porch light. And what a find. It was a sea-green mottled moth that looked a lot like lichen.  Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and...

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 4:19 PM

A 'Lady' in the Rosemary

A West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella, sips nectar Feb. 11 on rosemary near the Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There she was--a gorgeous orange-and-black butterfly sipping nectar from a rosemary bush near the Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. She seemed so out of place and out of season. It was Sunday morning, Feb. 11,  and we were east of the Carquinez Bridge,...

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Gardening for Butterflies

Selah Deuz of the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, stands by her butterfly display board at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

She's only 11 years old, but already she's interested in butterflies. Selah Deuz of the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, entered her display on "How to Create a Butterfly Garden" at the recent Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day, where youths share...

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 6:43 PM

The First Bumble Bee of the Year!

A male three-banded bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on manzanita on Jan. 27 in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Remember that recently concluded contest to find the first butterfly of the year? Arthur Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, annually sponsors the "Beer for a Butterfly" contest, offering a pitcher of beer for the...

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 3:43 PM

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