Backyard Orchard News
Are you ready for the eighth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 16 when 13...
This was the scene at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 2018 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew folks interested in bees and plants. Here bee haven manager Chris Casey (left) and volunteer Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The public can learn all about nematodes during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Here graduate student and nematologist Chris Pagan answers questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day poster indicates the staggered hours.
No, it's not Valentine's Day, yet. Yes, the almonds are blooming. No, it's not spring. But it...
Benicia resident Gordon Hough captured this image of a bee nectaring on almond blossoms at the Benicia State Recreation Area on Monday, Jan. 21.
When you're munching on French fries or potato chips, you're probably not thinking about the potato...
The potato psyllid, a pest of potatoes, transmits a bacteria that causes zebra chip disease. (Photo by Don Henne)
It's not outlandish now, if it ever were. A recent article in Science headlined "Once Considered...
UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.
We have a winner! Several UC Davis bumble bee enthusiasts--encouraged by native pollinator...
Check out the pollen on this black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on manzanita, as photographed by Kim Chacon, UC Davis doctoral candidate on Jan. 10.
Black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads for a manzanita blossom in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kim Chacon)
Close-up of a Bombus melanopygus heading for a manzanita blossom. (Photo by Kim Chacon)
Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, teaching at The Bee Course last August. (Photo by Kim Chacon)