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Shedding Light on the Native Bees

Sarah Dalrymple, then a doctoral candidate at UC Davis, coordinated the bee mural  in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you visit the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden--named the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven after its primary donor--be sure to check out the colorful mural on the shed. The panels feature mostly native bees. The...

It's National Pollinator Week: Do You Know Where Your Bee T-Shirts Are?

EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt,

You've heard the phase, "wear your heart on your sleeve"--which means to show your emotions openly. How about wearing a pollinator on your heart? It's National Pollinator Week. The UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) offers a...

This BOG in the Heart of UC Davis Is a Treasure

The Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG) sign features floral and insect designs. It's located by the Mann Laboratory, UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss."--Wikipedia. Not so with the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG) on the University of California, Davis, campus....

The Bee and the Butterfly

A Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) clinging to a lavender stem in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So here's this Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) clinging to a lavender stem in our pollinator garden. It is all alone--for a little white. Then here come honey bees seeking to forage on the lavender, too. One bee buzzes next to the butterfly's...

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 4:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Yard & Garden

Tower of Jewels: Aptly Named

A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, a biennual. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's hear it for the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. Native to the island of Tenerife and belonging to the family Boraginaceae, it can tower as high as a 10-foot Christmas tree.  It's a biennial, meaning that it takes two growing seasons to...

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 6:18 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment

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