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May the Fourth Be With You

May the Fourth Be With You: Four honey bees share a rose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"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 rose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
May the Fourth Be With You: Four honey bees share a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

May the Fourth Be With You: Four honey bees share a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 6:44 AM

Pom Squad

Five honey bees on one 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)
Five honey bees on one pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Five honey bees on one pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Four honey bees on one pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Four 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)
Two bees on one pomegranate blossom, and about to be three. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two bees on one pomegranate blossom, and about to be three. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Tags: blossoms (1), honey bee (196), Hopkins Road (1), pomegranate (6), UC Davis (169)

Turning Over a New Leaf (Footed Bug)

Close-up of leaffooted bug. (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)
Close-up of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
Leaffooted bugs making pomegranates their kitchen, living room and bedroom. (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)
Beady eyes, colorful antennae and appendages on its feet that look like leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beady eyes, colorful antennae and appendages on its feet that look like leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Katy Did. Katy Didn't.

Katydid

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...

Katydid
Katydid

JUVENILE KATYDID tucked inside a pomegranate blossom. The long awkward-looking hind legs and long threadlike antennae make it look like a Walt Disney cartoon character. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of a juvenile katydid, member of the longhorned grasshopper family Tettigoniidae, order Orthoptera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Preserving and Protecting Our Pollinators

Bee Squad

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 Squad
Bee Squad

BEE SQUAD heads for pomegranate blossoms. Next week, June 21-27 is the fourth annual National Pollinator Week. California has some 29,000 acres of pomegranates. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee in Pomegranate Blossoms
Bee in Pomegranate Blossoms

HONEY BEE foraging in pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of honey bee in pomegranate blossom. One-third of the food we eat is pollinated by honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:53 PM

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