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Mark your calendar! You won't want to miss the UC Davis-based COVID-19 Symposium on Wednesday,...
Renowned virologist Robert Gallo ponders a question during his interview with UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal. The virtual symposium is from 5 to 7 p.m., June 3. (Screen shot)
Retired UC Davis Medical Center nurse Carolyn Wyler, a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise ship, answers a question from COVID-19 Symposium organizer and moderator Walter Leal. (Screen shot)
Way to go! Andrea Guggenbickler, staff academic advisor for the Global Disease...
Andrea Guggenbickler, who received her bachelor's degree in global disease biology (GDB) in 2018, has won a staff academic advising for her work in the GDB program.
Picture this: A honey bee foraging on yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis), an...
A honey bee foraging on yellow starthistle, a weed farmers hate but beekeeper, honey enthusiasts and mead makers love. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Due to coronavirus pandemic precautions, the UC Davis mead courses are now online, and Mead Making 201 is scheduled June 22-23 and June 25-26. The deadline to register is June 1. (Photo courtesy of Honey and Pollination Center)
Welcome, Danaus plexippus! A monarch butterfly, the first of the year, fluttered...
A male monarch, Danaus plexippus, spreads its wings on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii) in Vacaville, Calif. on Sunday, May 23. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch lands on a mallow, Althaea officinalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch took a liking to a yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine," related to the Julia Child rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch touched down on a succulent, hens-and-chicks (when it blooms, it's known as a "rooster." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch stayed on the ear of a cat (garden sculpture) for about five minutes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Oh, the questions that Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, fielded at the...
Wasp expert Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, shows an Asian giant hornet specimen during the virtual open house May 22.
Like to color? You can download this illustration on the Bohart Museum website. It's the work of undergraduate student Meghan Crebbins-Oats.
Many insects, including this Jerusalem cricket, are being mistaken for the Asian giant hornet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)