Backyard Orchard News
Seen any gray hairstreaks, lately? No, not on someone's head. This is the butterfly, Strymon...
A gray hairstreak butterfly, Strymon melinus, on fava beans. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Priya Rajarapu: 'Insect-Plant Molecular Interactions: Stories from Invasive Insects to Disease Vectors'
April showers bring June flowers, but spring also brings seminars about insects. Insect...
An illustration from Priya Rajarapu's seminar: Top image, Emerald ash borer; lower left, a black-faced leafhopper; and at right, thrips.
So here you are, a honey bee seeking nectar from an unopened citrus blossom. And then your tongue...
A honey bee takes a break and cleans her proboscis (tongue) after foraging on a citrus blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Break over and time to get back to work! A worker bee and a mandarin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's just not a picnic without insects. And when the 107th annual UC Davis Picnic...
Let the races begin! A scene from the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows a display of monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee swarm touched down April 1, settling near the wind chimes on her patio roof. "I saw the...
Around 6 p.m., April 1, the bee swarm at the Starner home looked like this. (Photo by the Craig and Shelly Hunt family)
Beekeeper Craig Hunt (on ladder) and his daughter, Emma, 8, work to retrieve the bee swarm. Emma learned beekeeping from her father, who taught 4-H beekeeping prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shelly Hunt Photo)
Close-up of Craig Hunt smoking the bees. (Photo by Shelly Hunt)
Beekeeper Emma Hunt, 8, tends to the bees. (Photo by Shelly Hunt)
Bees in a box! The Vacaville patio swarm yielded two boxes. (Craig and Shelly Hunt Photo)