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Hike It, Bike It, Sight-See It at UC Davis Arboretum--and Now, a Photo Contest!

A honey bee takes a liking to a red Japanese apricot, Prunus mume

You hike it, bike it, and sight-see it. You exercise the dog (and yourself), meet up with friends...and take images. That would be at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, and now the officials want to see your images--or up to five of your best...

A honey bee takes a liking to a red Japanese apricot, Prunus mume
A honey bee takes a liking to a red Japanese apricot, Prunus mume "Matsubara red," n the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. This blooms around January-February. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee takes a liking to a red Japanese apricot, Prunus mume "Matsubara red," n the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. This blooms around January-February. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on an almond blossom at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee nectaring on an almond blossom at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on an almond blossom at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Nature's Gallery, the work of the UC Davis Art and Science Fusion Program, headed by artist-entomologist Diane Ullman of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and artist and UC Davis alumni Donna Billick. This work is located near the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Nature's Gallery, the work of the UC Davis Art and Science Fusion Program, headed by artist-entomologist Diane Ullman of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and artist and UC Davis alumni Donna Billick. This work is located near the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Nature's Gallery, the work of the UC Davis Art and Science Fusion Program, headed by artist-entomologist Diane Ullman of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and artist and UC Davis alumni Donna Billick. This work is located near the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale on March 10; Why Not Think Gaillardia?

A pollen-covered honey bee  forages on a Gallardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've been thinking about blanketing your garden with blanketflower (Gaillardia), you're in luck. The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is hosting a spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10 at its Arboretum Teaching Nursery on...

A pollen-covered honey bee  forages on a Gallardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pollen-covered honey bee forages on a Gallardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-covered honey bee forages on a Gallardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus californicus, forages on a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus californicus, forages on a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus californicus, forages on a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly,  Agraulis vanillae, flutters on a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, flutters on a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, flutters on a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, spreads its wings on a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, spreads its wings on a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, spreads its wings on a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A syrphid fly, also called a  hover fly or flower fly, stakes out a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A syrphid fly, also called a hover fly or flower fly, stakes out a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A syrphid fly, also called a hover fly or flower fly, stakes out a Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinators aren't the only insects that like Gaillardia. Here a praying mantis lies in wait. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollinators aren't the only insects that like Gaillardia. Here a praying mantis lies in wait. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinators aren't the only insects that like Gaillardia. Here a praying mantis lies in wait. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Surprise! A Little Brown Package in the UC Davis Arboretum

A praying mantis egg case or ootheca, clings to a Mexican grass tree, Dasylirion longissimum, in the UC Davis Arboreum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Surprise! Surprise! You never know what you'll see when you're strolling through the 100-acre UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, a treasure to students, faculty, staff and visitors. Case in point: For the last several months, we've been admiring a...

A praying mantis egg case or ootheca, clings to a Mexican grass tree, Dasylirion longissimum, in the UC Davis Arboreum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis egg case or ootheca, clings to a Mexican grass tree, Dasylirion longissimum, in the UC Davis Arboreum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis egg case or ootheca, clings to a Mexican grass tree, Dasylirion longissimum, in the UC Davis Arboreum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From a distance, the ootheca on the Mexican grass tree can easily be spotted--if you're looking for it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
From a distance, the ootheca on the Mexican grass tree can easily be spotted--if you're looking for it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From a distance, the ootheca on the Mexican grass tree can easily be spotted--if you're looking for it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The ootheca or praying mantis egg case above is probably the work of a Stagmomantis limbata, like this one, shown here feasting on a honey bee in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The ootheca or praying mantis egg case above is probably the work of a Stagmomantis limbata, like this one, shown here feasting on a honey bee in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The ootheca or praying mantis egg case above is probably the work of a Stagmomantis limbata, like this one, shown here feasting on a honey bee in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 3:10 PM

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