Posts Tagged: pomegranate
"The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming!" So shouted American Revolutionary patriot Paul Revere during his historical ride. Those who responded to the colonial revolt included my immigrant ancestors: the Keatleys, Laughlins and Agees. They...
May the Fourth Be With You: Four honey bees share a rose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
May the Fourth Be With You: Four honey bees share a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It was definitely a hot spot. Honey bees foraging last week on a pomegranate tree on Hopkins Road, west of the UC Davis main campus, competed for food on hundreds of blossoms. We counted five honey bees on one blossom alone in what amounted to a...
Five honey bees on one pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Four honey bees on one pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two bees on one pomegranate blossom, and about to be three. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When you first see the leaffooted bug, you know immediately how it got its name. The appendages on its feet look like leaves! This morning we saw one in our catmint (Nepeta) patch. It crawled beneath the tiny leaves, sharing space with honey bees,...
Close-up of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Leaffooted bugs making pomegranates their kitchen, living room and bedroom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beady eyes, colorful antennae and appendages on its feet that look like leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
As a child growing up in Washington state, I received an entomological nickname."Katydid."My father, in a take-off of the name, Kate, affectionately called me "Katydid."Katy did. Katy didn't.Maybe Katy did. Maybe Katy didn't.Whatever, I've always loved...
You'll be hearing more about the CP2C. What's that? The first-ever Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus. In keeping with 4th Annual National Pollinator Week, June 21-27, the Pollinator Partnership announced today that both parties of the U.S. House...
Bee in Pomegranate Blossoms