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Two for One

Mama spider snares two in one web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mama said there'd be days like this, There'd be days like this, Mama said... When Van Morrison wrote the lyrics to "Days Like This," a song popularized by The Shirelles, he probably wasn't thinking of a mama garden spider or her prey. Still, when...

Mama spider snares two in one web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mama spider snares two in one web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mama spider snares two in one web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 8:11 PM
Tags: garden spider (7), pollinators (30), spider (13)

If I Were a Carpenter...Bee

Male Carpenter Bee

“I’ve got black bumblebees buzzing around our backyard like crazy,” the caller said. “They’re loud. Very loud. They’re dive-bombing and scaring the cat and dog. I’ve never seen anything like...

Male Carpenter Bee
Male Carpenter Bee

This male carpenter bee (Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex Smith NB) visits salvia (sage). Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bumblebee
Bumblebee

A bumblebee (Bombus vosnesenskii) visits a flower in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 6:36 PM
Tags: bumblebees (1), carpenter bees (8), pest (1), pollinators (30), Robbin Thorp (233)

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