Backyard Orchard News
Collembola! Watch the springtails spring!Over the last several days, Art Shapiro, professor of...
A springtail (look to the right of "of") next to a penny. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The springtail is less than 6 millimeters long. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Site of the springtail sightings on Howard Way, looking toward Russell Boulevard on UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
While surveying a site for Fuller rose beetle, we observed a number of dead beetles with their heads broken off. We were wondering what might be predating on them, and I caught this spider in the act. I was disappointed that I did not get a photo of the spider feeding (it dropped the beetle when it saw me), but I did see the spider with its mouth inside the body of the beetle. The mystery is solved! Its good to know that something is working on the beetle population.
Dead Fuller rose beetle
Noted butterfly expert Art Shapiro of UC Davis sees about 40 yellow sulphur butterflies, aka...
Yellow sulphur butterfly ready for take-off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Citrus IPM research team at Lindcove REC tests the efficacy of pesticides and provides...
Insecticides applied in a citricola scale trial at Lindcove
A field of green ribboned in yellow.Anyone who drives down Pedrick Road in Dixon, Calif., and sees...
Honey bee foraging on sunflower in a field off Pedrick Road, Dixon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon, Calif. farmland ablaze with sunflowers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of sunflowers. Just add bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Head's up! A lone sunflower head towers above the field as bees buzz toward to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)