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Tiny Saviors in Our Backyard

Metallic green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) on coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're interested in native bees, you'll want to read the newly published University of California research article,  "Tiny Saviors in Our Backyard."Native pollinator specialists Robbin Thorp and Neal Williams of the UC Davis Department of Entomology...

Metallic green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) on coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Metallic green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) on coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Metallic green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) on coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Protecting the Pollinators

Assistant professor Neal Williams and Kimiora Ward, research associate from the Williams lab, collect bees.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see so many publications focusing on the pollinator crisis--because that's exactly what it is, a crisis. Writing for the Nature journal, Sharon Levy recently examined pollination studies that focus on the importance of pollinators and the...

Assistant professor Neal Williams and Kimiora Ward, research associate from the Williams lab, collect bees.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Assistant professor Neal Williams and Kimiora Ward, research associate from the Williams lab, collect bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Assistant professor Neal Williams and Kimiora Ward, research associate from the Williams lab, collect bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Neal Williams (right) and colleague Rufus Isaacs confer at the Entomological Society of America meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Reno. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Neal Williams (right) and colleague Rufus Isaacs confer at the Entomological Society of America meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Reno. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Neal Williams (right) and colleague Rufus Isaacs co confer at the Entomological Society of America meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Reno. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 9:47 PM

"S" Is for Seminars

Shirley Luckhart

If it's September--and it is--"S" is for seminars. All over the UC Davis campus, departments are gearing up for fall seminars. At the UC Davis Department of Entomology, native pollinator specialist Neal Williams (top photo) and community ecologist...

Shirley Luckhart
Shirley Luckhart

NOTED MALARIA EXPERT Shirley Luckhart will be the first speaker in the UC Davis Department of Entomology's fall seminar series. She will speak from 12:10 to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29 in 122 Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Malaria Mosquito
Malaria Mosquito

MALARIA MOSQUITO, Anopheles gambiae. (Photo by Anton Cornell, assistant professor of entomology at UC Davis)

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 6:42 PM

In the Arms of an Almond Tree

In the Arms of an Almond

The first time I met Alexandra "Alex" Klein, she was perched in the arms of an almond tree in the Capay Valley, Yolo County. It was Feb. 27, 2008.  As a visiting researcher with the Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, she was...

In the Arms of an Almond
In the Arms of an Almond

ALEXANDRA KLEIN, shown here in the arms of an almond tree in the Capay Valley in February of 2008, will speak on "Can Wild Pollinators Contribute, Augment, and Complement Almond Pollination in California?" at a UC Davis seminar on Feb. 17. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee and an Almond Blossom
Bee and an Almond Blossom

A HONEY BEE foraging in a Capay Valley almond orchard on Feb. 27, 2008. This year's commercial almond season is almost here. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Great Pollinator Site

Female sweat bee

What a treasure! Have you seen the Xerces Society's new online Pollinator Conservation Resource Center? This is something that's long been needed. It's a wealth of information--that's why it's a treasure. As Matthew Shepherd of the Xerces Society for...

Female sweat bee
Female sweat bee

NO SWEAT--This is a female sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus californicus
Bombus californicus

CAUGHT IN THE ACT--This bumble bee, Bombus californicus, is nectaring salvia (sage) in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 6:08 PM

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