Backyard Orchard News
What native California plants are best for attracting pollinators? That's a question often...
Phacelia campanularia was one of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. Here a honey bee sips nectar from a blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are some of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. This is an illustration from the research paper. (Photos by Ola Lundin)
It's time to revisit the "13 Bugs of Christmas!" Back in 2010, two innovators with the UC Davis...
"On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 5 golden bees." This is one of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite on a honey bee--not something that beekeepers want to see on their bees! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee and her retinue. "On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 11 queen bees piping." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Just call these "something sweet" and "something neat." Yesterday on Bug Squad we featured holiday...
Sweet! The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center is selling honey and offering free recipes.
UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) offers t-shirts year-around and they're especially popular during the hoidays. From left are president Brendon Boudintot, t-shirt coordinator Jill Oberski and Corwin Parker with their award-winning shirts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you're looking for the perfect "bugly" entomological gift, be sure to stop by the Bohart Museum...
Bohart associate Emma Cluff cuddles a tardigrade, one of the stuffed animals available for sale in the Bohart Museum of Entomology's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This humorous mayfly illustration, "The swarmers are attracted to lights and tend to expose themselves in the evenings," appears in the 2019 Bohart Museum calendar. That sentence was written by a UC Davis student in Professor Lynn Kimsey's class. The calendar illustrations are all the work of entomologist/artist Karissa Merritt, a UC Davis student. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When UC Davis doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung, who studies the parasitoid flies commonly known...
Professor Thomas Pape of the Natural History Museum of Denmark and chair of the Council for the International Congresses of Dipterology, presents the top student prize to Jessica Gillung. The next Congress takes place in 2022 in California
UC Davis doctoral student Jessica Gillung interacts with visitors at a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)