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The Science of the Monarch Butterfly: For Graduate Students and Citizen Scientists As Well!

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, you can enroll in a newly announced spring quarter course, "The Science of the Monarch Butterfly,"   taught by Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and...

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed monarch drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed monarch drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed monarch drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:55 PM

Just Like a Painting

A male monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower in a scene that looks like a painting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western monarchs are on the move. In the Pacific Northwest, they're heading for coastal California, including Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove, for their overwintering spots. A few are tagged. Washington State University entomologist David James and his...

A male monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower in a scene that looks like a painting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower in a scene that looks like a painting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower in a scene that looks like a painting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch spreads his wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male monarch spreads his wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch spreads his wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female monarch lands on the Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female monarch lands on the Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female monarch lands on the Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female flutters away, off to an overwintering site, perhaps in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female flutters away, off to an overwintering site, perhaps in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female flutters away, off to an overwintering site, perhaps in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Partnering with The Pieris Project

Have you seen this butterfly? You can become a part of a global community of citizen scientists by helping graduate students with a project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you see a white cabbage butterfly fluttering by you, net it. The Pieris Project wants it. Entomology Today, a publication of the Entomological Society of America, today covered a story about how graduate students (including Sean Ryan of the...

Have you seen this butterfly? You can become a part of a global community of citizen scientists by helping graduate students with a project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have you seen this butterfly? You can become a part of a global community of citizen scientists by helping graduate students with a project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you seen this butterfly? You can become a part of a global community of citizen scientists by helping graduate students with a project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:19 PM
 
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