Backyard Orchard News
Lessons from the hive! Sound familiar? Honey bee scientist and noted author Mark Winston will...
Bee hives in a sunflower field along Pedrick Road, Dixon, Solano County, in July 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It was windy enough to trigger a small craft advisory. Yet here comes a flameskimmer dragonfly...
Caught in flight: Flameskimmer dragonfly,Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Small craft advisory! A gust of wind tousles the wings of Big Red, the flameskimmer dragonfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A different view. Flameskimmer dragonfly on his bamboo perch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Down on the farm...the Loma Vista Farm.... When the Loma Vista Farm--part of the Vallejo City...
A farmer's hand and a very beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A beneficial insect, the lady beetle (far left), and a pest, the spotted cucumber beetle, share a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, forages on a butterfly bush at the Loma Vista Farm, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A colony of yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, works throughout the Loma Vista Farm's Spring Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The caterpillar of an anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, munches on fennel or anise, the host plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's exciting, entertaining and educational to watch the Entomological Society of America's...
The championship Linnaean Team, Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America: (from left) Jéssica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, and Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Linnaean Games question asked of the UC Davis team: What caste of honey bee has the greatest number of ommatidia? The answer is the drone, the male honey bee. Ommatidia are the subunits of a compound eye. This photo shows a worker bee or female (left) and a drone (right). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
John "Jack" Longino knows his ants. "We share the planet with millions of species, and many...
A side view of the new ant species Eurhopalothrix zipacna that Jack Longino discovered in Central America. (Photo by Jack Longino)