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Buy a Plant and the Pollinators Are Free!

An anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, sets the scene in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you head over to a nursery, and see bees and butterflies and other pollinators foraging on the plants, that's a good sign. Buy the plants. Promise: The pollinators will come. Many gardeners and would-be gardeners are looking forward to the UC...

An anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, sets the scene in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, sets the scene in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, sets the scene in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Check Out the Open Farm Day in Vacaville on Saturday, Aug. 4

You're likely to see lots of bees at the Open Farm Tour, especially in the Morningsun Herb Farm nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's life like on the farm? If you're looking for something to do on Saturday, Aug. 4, the Pleasants Valley Agriculture Association (PVAA) of Vacaville is hosting its first-ever Open Farm Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, free admission and open to...

You're likely to see lots of bees at the Open Farm Tour, especially in the Morningsun Herb Farm nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You're likely to see lots of bees at the Open Farm Tour, especially in the Morningsun Herb Farm nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You're likely to see lots of bees at the Open Farm Tour, especially in the Morningsun Herb Farm nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A goat at the Morningsun Herb Farm readily accepts a carrot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A goat at the Morningsun Herb Farm readily accepts a carrot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A goat at the Morningsun Herb Farm readily accepts a carrot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinator Gardens Make Us Happy: Get Ready for National Pollinator Week!

This is an overview of part of Kate Frey's pollinator garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are you ready for National Pollinator Week, June 18-June 24? A spectacular pollinator garden that's a "must-see" is Kate Frey's pollinator garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. Kate Frey, a world-class pollinator garden designer, pollinator advocate and author...

This is an overview of part of Kate Frey's pollinator garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is an overview of part of Kate Frey's pollinator garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is an overview of part of Kate Frey's pollinator garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, nectars on on Nepeta tuberosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, nectars on on Nepeta tuberosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, nectars on on Nepeta tuberosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-packing yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for Stachys bullata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pollen-packing yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for Stachys bullata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-packing yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for Stachys bullata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee can't get enough of Scabiosa
This honey bee can't get enough of Scabiosa "Fama Blue." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee can't get enough of Scabiosa "Fama Blue." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milkweed is not only the host plant of monarch butterflies, but honey bees like it, too. This is  the showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Milkweed is not only the host plant of monarch butterflies, but honey bees like it, too. This is the showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milkweed is not only the host plant of monarch butterflies, but honey bees like it, too. This is the showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why UC Davis Is the Place to 'Bee' on April 7

Honey bee nectaring on an aster. Many asters will be for sale at UC Davis on Saturday, April 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The University of California, Davis, is the place to "bee" on Saturday, April 7. There's a plant sale at the UC Davis Arboretum Nursery on Garrod Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there's an open house and plant sale at the Häagen-Dazs Honey...

Honey bee nectaring on an aster. Many asters will be for sale at UC Davis on Saturday, April 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee nectaring on an aster. Many asters will be for sale at UC Davis on Saturday, April 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee nectaring on an aster. Many asters will be for sale at UC Davis on Saturday, April 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee and yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus  vosnesenskii, sharing a coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee and yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sharing a coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee and yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sharing a coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

Are You a Graduate Student Involved in Pollinator Research?

Phillipp Brand, a graduate student in the Santiago Ramirez lab, UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology, and a member of the Population Biology Graduate Group, won the Graduate Student Research Poster competition last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a graduate student engaged in pollinator research, you may want to enter the Graduate Student Research Poster competition, to take place Saturday, March 3 during the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium in the UC Davis Conference Center. The...

Phillipp Brand, a graduate student in the Santiago Ramirez lab, UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology, and a member of the Population Biology Graduate Group, won the Graduate Student Research Poster competition last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Phillipp Brand, a graduate student in the Santiago Ramirez lab, UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology, and a member of the Population Biology Graduate Group, won the Graduate Student Research Poster competition last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Phillipp Brand, a graduate student in the Santiago Ramirez lab, UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology, and a member of the Population Biology Graduate Group, won the Graduate Student Research Poster competition last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The second-place award of $750 in the Graduate Student Research Poster competition last year went to  Jacob Peters, Harvard University, for his “Self-Organization of Collective Nest Ventilation by Honey Bees.” (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The second-place award of $750 in the Graduate Student Research Poster competition last year went to Jacob Peters, Harvard University, for his “Self-Organization of Collective Nest Ventilation by Honey Bees.” (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The second-place award of $750 in the Graduate Student Research Poster competition last year went to Jacob Peters, Harvard University, for his “Self-Organization of Collective Nest Ventilation by Honey Bees.” (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The third-place winner of $500 in the Graduate Student Research Poster competition went to John Mola of UC Davis for his
The third-place winner of $500 in the Graduate Student Research Poster competition went to John Mola of UC Davis for his "Fire-Inducted Change in Flowering Phenology Benefits Bumble Bees." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The third-place winner of $500 in the Graduate Student Research Poster competition went to John Mola of UC Davis for his "Fire-Inducted Change in Flowering Phenology Benefits Bumble Bees." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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