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Bee Garden Open House Draws Not Only People, But Resident Bees and Butterflies

Visitors check out the flowers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was not just people who attended the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven open house at the University of California, Davis last Saturday. So did...

Visitors check out the flowers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors check out the flowers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors check out the flowers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flowers and bees drew the attention of these visitors in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flowers and bees drew the attention of these visitors in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flowers and bees drew the attention of these visitors in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sedum, a bee attractant, is abloom in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sedum, a bee attractant, is abloom in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sedum, a bee attractant, is abloom in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Photographer Allan Jones (right) talks about the bees he's photographed in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Photographer Allan Jones (right) talks about the bees he's photographed in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Photographer Allan Jones (right) talks about the bees he's photographed in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor checks out a table at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A visitor checks out a table at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor checks out a table at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A catch-and-release bee activity highlighted the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A catch-and-release bee activity highlighted the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A catch-and-release bee activity highlighted the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Family Yard & Garden

Why the Bohart Museum of Entomology Rocks!

Entomologist Joel Hernandez adds the finishing touches on a rock painted by his wife, Melissa Cruz, the outreach coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, rocks! Directed by Lynn Kimsey, UC Davis professor of entomology, the insect...

Entomologist Joel Hernandez adds the finishing touches on a rock painted by his wife, Melissa Cruz, the outreach coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Joel Hernandez adds the finishing touches on a rock painted by his wife, Melissa Cruz, the outreach coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Joel Hernandez adds the finishing touches on a rock painted by his wife, Melissa Cruz, the outreach coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a rock without a butterfly on it? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's a rock without a butterfly on it? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a rock without a butterfly on it? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Isabelle Gilchrist, a second-year entomology major who staffed the family crafts activity table, displays a paint rock she created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Isabelle Gilchrist, a second-year entomology major who staffed the family crafts activity table, displays a paint rock she created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Isabelle Gilchrist, a second-year entomology major who staffed the family crafts activity table, displays a paint rock she created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Members of Brownie Troop 3124 of Sacramento participated in the rock painting. In the foreground is leader Suzanne Enslow. The Brownies (from left) are Antonia Fedele-Mcleod, Adair Enslow,  and Amelia Pacheco, all seven years old. At right is activity leader Isabelle Gilchrist, a UC Davis entomology major. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Members of Brownie Troop 3124 of Sacramento participated in the rock painting. In the foreground is leader Suzanne Enslow. The Brownies (from left) are Antonia Fedele-Mcleod, Adair Enslow, and Amelia Pacheco, all seven years old. At right is activity leader Isabelle Gilchrist, a UC Davis entomology major. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Members of Brownie Troop 3124 of Sacramento participated in the rock painting. In the foreground is leader Suzanne Enslow. The Brownies (from left) are Antonia Fedele-Mcleod, Adair Enslow, and Amelia Pacheco, all seven years old. At right is activity leader Isabelle Gilchrist, a UC Davis entomology major. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum of Entomology
The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum of Entomology "rocked." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum of Entomology "rocked." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sarah Luckenbill, 5 of Davis, created this colorful caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sarah Luckenbill, 5 of Davis, created this colorful caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sarah Luckenbill, 5 of Davis, created this colorful caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:17 PM

Photographer Allan Jones Exudes Patience, Skill and Talent

Photographer Allan Jones of Davis focuses his camera on insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Photographer Allan Jones of Davis exudes patience, skill and talent from the moment he enters the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee...

Photographer Allan Jones of Davis focuses his camera on insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Photographer Allan Jones of Davis focuses his camera on insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Photographer Allan Jones of Davis focuses his camera on insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, carries a leaf, a Clarkia petal, back to her nest. (Copyrighted photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)
A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, carries a leaf, a Clarkia petal, back to her nest. (Copyrighted photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)

A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, carries a leaf, a Clarkia petal, back to her nest. (Copyrighted photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)

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This "honey bee vs. wasp image is designed to help define and differentiate bees and wasps,” says photographer Allan Jones. (Copyrighted image by Allan Jones, used with permission.)

This "honey bee vs. wasp image is designed to help define and differentiate bees and wasps,” says photographer Allan Jones. (Copyrighted image by Allan Jones, used with permission.)

'Bee There' Saturday at the UC Davis Bee Garden

This catch-and-release activity is especially popular among children in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. They catch, examine and release bees, including honey bees, bumble bees and carpenter bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to learn more about bees, and what to plant to attract them to your garden? The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden...

This catch-and-release activity is especially popular among children in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. They catch, examine and release bees, including honey bees, bumble bees and carpenter bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This catch-and-release activity is especially popular among children in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. They catch, examine and release bees, including honey bees, bumble bees and carpenter bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This catch-and-release activity is especially popular among children in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. They catch, examine and release bees, including honey bees, bumble bees and carpenter bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Miss Bee Haven," a ceramic/mosaic sculpture by Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Miss Bee Haven," a ceramic/mosaic sculpture by Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Family Yard & Garden

Meet Some Crafty Insects at Bohart Museum of Entomology

A praying mantis dining on a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about "crafty"--as in cunning or sneaky--insects. Ever seen a praying mantis ambushing a cabbage white butterfly? Or an assassin bug targeting...

A praying mantis dining on a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis dining on a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis dining on a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An assassin bug targeting prey: a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An assassin bug targeting prey: a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An assassin bug targeting prey: a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European paper wasps attacking a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
European paper wasps attacking a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European paper wasps attacking a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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These "crafty" European paper wasps are making their nest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These "crafty" European paper wasps are making their nest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A feral honey bee colony is a work of art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A feral honey bee colony is a work of art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A feral honey bee colony is a work of art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:41 PM

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