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What Native California Plants Are Best for Attracting Pollinators?

Phacelia campanularia was one of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. Here a honey bee sips nectar from a blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What native California plants are best for attracting pollinators? That's a question often asked. Now for answers. Three pollination ecologists from the University of California, Davis, have just published their research, “Identifying Native...

Phacelia campanularia was one of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. Here a honey bee sips nectar from a blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Phacelia campanularia was one of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. Here a honey bee sips nectar from a blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Phacelia campanularia was one of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. Here a honey bee sips nectar from a blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are some of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. This is an illustration from the research paper. (Photos by Ola Lundin)
These are some of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. This is an illustration from the research paper. (Photos by Ola Lundin)

These are some of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. This is an illustration from the research paper. (Photos by Ola Lundin)

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

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...

EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt,
EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt, "REPRESANT"; Jill Oberski with her onesie, "My Sister Loves Me" and Corwin Parker wearing his "BarBeeCue" t-shirt. All are available online at https://mkt.com/UCDavisEntGrad/. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt, "REPRESANT"; Jill Oberski with her onesie, "My Sister Loves Me" and Corwin Parker wearing his "BarBeeCue" t-shirt. All are available online at https://mkt.com/UCDavisEntGrad/. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"The Beetles" t-shirt is the EGSA's all-time best seller. Instead of the English rock band John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star crossing Abbey Road in single file (that's the iconic image on the cover of their album, Abbey Road), think of The Beetles (four insects) crossing Abbey Road in single file. Beneath the images of the beetles are their family names: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Think glowworm, snout, long-horned, and scarab beetles.

"The Beetles" t-shirt is the EGSA's all-time best seller. Instead of the English rock band John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star crossing Abbey Road in single file (that's the iconic image on the cover of their album, Abbey Road), think of The Beetles (four insects) crossing Abbey Road in single file. Beneath the images of the beetles are their family names: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Think glowworm, snout, long-horned, and scarab beetles.

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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