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This Katydid Did

Honey bees circle  a fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The katydid, as green as the leaves around it, is feeding on a yellow rose. It is paying no attention to the circling honey bees. The bees want nectar, not an encounter with a critter far bigger than they are. The katydid slowly moves from one...

Honey bees circle  a fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees circle a fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees circle a fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of the fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dorsal view of the fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of the fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fork-tailed bush katydid seems to be saying
Fork-tailed bush katydid seems to be saying "This bud's for me."(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fork-tailed bush katydid seems to be saying "This bud's for me."(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye-to-eye with a fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eye-to-eye with a fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye-to-eye with a fork-tailed bush katydid.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oops! Check out the frass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Oops! Check out the frass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oops! Check out the frass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-ing All You Can Be and See and Do

A native bee, Anthophora urbana, buzzes over a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a weekend for bee and gardening enthusiasts! It's a shame we all can't clone ourselves and be in two places at the same time! The 40th annual Western Apicultural Society conference at the University of California, Davis, just concluded and now...

A native bee, Anthophora urbana, buzzes over a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A native bee, Anthophora urbana, buzzes over a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A native bee, Anthophora urbana, buzzes over a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Celebrating Roses, UC Davis-Style, Just in Time for Mother's Day

A honey bee heads toward the Sparkle and Shine rose, related to the Julia Child Rose. This one was purchased in 2013 at the CCUH Rose Days. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Back in May of 2013, we headed over to the California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) Annual Rose Days on the University of California, Davis, campus.  A cultivated yellow rose--Sparkle and Shine, related to the Julia Child Rose--caught...

A honey bee heads toward the Sparkle and Shine rose, related to the Julia Child Rose. This one was purchased in 2013 at the CCUH Rose Days. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads toward the Sparkle and Shine rose, related to the Julia Child Rose. This one was purchased in 2013 at the CCUH Rose Days. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads toward the Sparkle and Shine rose, related to the Julia Child Rose. This one was purchased in 2013 at the CCUH Rose Days. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Although honey bees prefer such flowers as lavender, borage, bee balm, catmint and zinnia, they cannot resist the Sparkle and Shine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Although honey bees prefer such flowers as lavender, borage, bee balm, catmint and zinnia, they cannot resist the Sparkle and Shine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Although honey bees prefer such flowers as lavender, borage, bee balm, catmint and zinnia, they cannot resist the Sparkle and Shine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's Gold on Them Thar Roses

Matched pair: Two multicolored Asian beetles on rose leaves in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's gold on them thar roses. No, not the kind of gold found during the California Gold Rush (1848–1855) that brought some 300,000 folks to the Golden State. These are gold eggs from the multicolored Asian beetle, Harmonia axyridis, that...

Matched pair: Two multicolored Asian beetles on rose leaves in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Matched pair: Two multicolored Asian beetles on rose leaves in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Matched pair: Two multicolored Asian beetles on rose leaves in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The lady beetles lay their eggs in a cluster or row. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The lady beetles lay their eggs in a cluster or row. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The lady beetles lay their eggs in a cluster or row. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of lady beetle eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of lady beetle eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of lady beetle eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Stop and Smell the Roses at UC Davis Rose Weekend

A yellow rose,

Back in 2013 we purchased a stunning yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine," at the UC Davis Rose Weekend. Well, it was a natural thing to do--a honey bee was on it! Honey bees aren't all that attracted to commercial roses, but this one was. Honey bees are...

A yellow rose,
A yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine," does just that. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine," does just that. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green bottle fly cannot resist the scent of the yellow rose,
A green bottle fly cannot resist the scent of the yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine." Flies are pollinators, too! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green bottle fly cannot resist the scent of the yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine." Flies are pollinators, too! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:18 PM

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