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Posts Tagged: UC Davis Picnic Day

What a Stretch to Get the Nectar!

A honey bee

How often do you see a honey bee "standing upright" to reach nectar? "Well, I guess I could just buzz up there and grab some nectar! But why not stay right here where I am and just s-t-r-e-t-c-h  like a giraffe to get it?" This bee, foraging on a...

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5:52 PM
Tags: honey (3), honey bees (2), nectar (1), Photinia (1), stretch (1), UC Davis Picnic Day (33), worker bees (1)

As Green as a...Well...Green Bottle Fly

A green bottle fly nectaring on Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Strange thing, nobody ever says "as green as a green bottle fly." 'Cept maybe an entomologist. You've heard: As green as an emerald As green as a lizard As green as a gourd As green as grass As green as bottled glass As green as it gets But...

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:39 PM

Ralph Washington, Jr.: Inspiring and Helping Youngsters Learn Science

Ralph Washington Jr., will be one of the nine TEDxUCDavis speakers on May 1.

"All human beings are born curious, but the wrong conditions can jeopardize that curiosity," says second-year Ph.D. student Ralph Washington, Jr. of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. "Many children in poverty grow up feeling a lack of...

Countdown 'til UC Davis Picnic Day

Lady beetles,commonly known as ladybugs, will be given away by the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program at Briggs Hall on April 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Countdown 'til UC Davis Picnic Day... UC Davis will welcome thousands of visitors Saturday, April 16 to its 102nd annual Picnic Day, themed "Cultivating Our Authenticity." You can access the schedule of events here. It promises to be educational,...

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:59 PM

Pollinator Pavilion: A Prized Exhibit at UC Davis Picnic Day

Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinator Pavilion. Picnic Day. They go together like honey bees on bee balm and bumble bees on tomatoes.  When you attend the 102nd annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 16, be sure to head over to Briggs Hall, Kleiber Hall...

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:03 PM

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