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Posts Tagged: Davis

Bumble Bee Mellowing Out on the Mallow

It looks like...it is! A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenski, seeking nectar from a mallow blossom at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nice to see you! That's how we greeted our very last bumble bee of 2016. The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, apparently came out of hibernation and started nectaring on mallow Nov. 14 at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. We were...

Those Beautiful 'Cats

A monarch caterpillar outlined against the blue sky in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Late bloomers. Late eaters. Monarch butterflies are migrating now, but we're still finding a few caterpillars in our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. We recently plucked off five caterpillars from our milkweed plants (our game plan is protect...

Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4:39 PM

Ever Seen a Pink Praying Mantis?

Davis resident Adrienne Austin-Shapiro photographed this pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica, outside a pizza business in Davis.

Have you ever seen a pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica? No? Now you have. Adrienne Austin-Shapiro of Davis yesterday spotted this pink praying mantis (below) on the second-floor wooden planking above Blondie's Pizza, 4th and G streets,...

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:56 PM

How an Entomologist Switched from Insects to Humans to Target Chronic Pain

Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office at Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He went from researching pest insects to targeting chronic pain in humankind. He went from discovering a compound that alleviates pain (tested successfully on rodents, cats, dogs and horses) to forming a company EicOsis (pronounced eye-co-sis) to...

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 4:50 PM
Tags: Bruce Hammock (1), Davis (5), diabetes (1), EcicOsis (1), entomologiy (1), neuropathic pain (1), UC Davis (2)

Monarch Sighting, All Day, Every Day

The mural from a distance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a mural worth? Priceless--if it's a mural of a realistic monarch butterfly, teasing you with a strip of masking tape, a chunk of a child's lined notebook paper, and a stack of rich, textured heritage...

Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Tags: butterfly (1), Davis (5), Myron Stephens (1), wall mural (1)
 
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