The highly respected California Academy of Sciences greeted its 2019 Class of Fellows on Oct. 15,...
Neal Williams, newly elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, is "widely known and respected for his excellence in research, extension, outreach, teaching and leadership," wrote nominator James R. Carey. Here Williams works on a bumble bee project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's commonly called a "passion butterfly," but we call it a Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillaea)...
A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary dries its wings while a caterpillar crawls around looking for food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image shows a Gulf Fritillary, a chrysalis, a caterpillar and a caterpillar J'ing, about to form a chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The silver-spangled underwings of the Gulf Fritllary--in sharp contrast to the orange-reddish wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Well, hello, there! Another Gulf Fritillary arrives on the scene. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It won't be a Fright Night or a Delight Night. After all, it's in the afternoon. But the Bohart...
Bohart Museum senior museum scientist Steve Heydon with his Pteromalids or jewel wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The spotted cucumber beetle is a pest of pumpkins and other members of the cucurbits family. Here it's attacked by an assassin bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Exotic water primroses (Ludwigia spp.) are aggressive invaders in both aquatic and riparian...
As part of the addition of the Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health facility next to our Cooperative Extension office in Watsonville, a big mural was added to the exterior wall of our auditorium. As you can see, this mural painted by local artist Bruce Harman, is really nice. A view of the ocean through the rendition of a butterfly. If you've been to any of our beaches in the evening or the morning, it'll bring you back.
Coupled with the aromatherapy garden in front of the mural planned out by our own Monterey Bay Master Gardeners, this has really become a nice little corner of our city.
Thanks Santa Cruz County!
Mural on exterior wall of our UCCE auditorium. Aromatherapy garden planned by Monterey Bay Master Gardeners in front.
Beach view of the Monterey Bay through trompe d'oeil rendition of butterfly.