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The Bees of Bodega Head

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's more to Sonoma County's Bodega Head than the stunning views, crashing waves, nesting seabirds, and bursts of flora and fauna. The...

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, edges closer to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, edges closer to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, edges closer to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee-ant encounter: The  digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, encounters an ant, Formica transmontanis, as identified by ant specialists Phil Ward and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis. Both species nest on the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee-ant encounter: The digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, encounters an ant, Formica transmontanis, as identified by ant specialists Phil Ward and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis. Both species nest on the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee-ant encounter: The digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, encounters an ant, Formica transmontanis, as identified by ant specialists Phil Ward and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis. Both species nest on the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, excavating a nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, excavating a nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, excavating a nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Four digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, appear in this image at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Four digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, appear in this image at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Four digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, appear in this image at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A view from Bodega Head. Most tourists are unaware of the digger bees that inhabit the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A view from Bodega Head. Most tourists are unaware of the digger bees that inhabit the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A view from Bodega Head. Most tourists are unaware of the digger bees that inhabit the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 3:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

UC Davis Doctoral Candidate Brendon Boudinot Shares Expertise on Ants

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When doctoral candidate and entomologist extraordinaire Brendon Boudinot delivered his exit seminar on ants to the UC Davis Department of...

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot getting ready to present his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot getting ready to present his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot getting ready to present his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot tells the crowd we all share a common ancestor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot tells the crowd we all share a common ancestor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot tells the crowd we all share a common ancestor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Okay, we don't maybe generally care about the abdomen and maybe we don't care that much about insect genitalia, but I care about insect genitalia and a lot of insects do, too."--Brendon Boudinot (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Okay, we don't maybe generally care about the abdomen and maybe we don't care that much about insect genitalia, but I care about insect genitalia and a lot of insects do, too."--Brendon Boudinot (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Text of Brendon Boudinot's PowerPoint slides onto his face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Text of Brendon Boudinot's PowerPoint slides onto his face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Text of Brendon Boudinot's PowerPoint slides onto his face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot drew acclaim, admiration and applause at his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot drew acclaim, admiration and applause at his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot drew acclaim, admiration and applause at his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Jessica Gillung: Amazing Entomologist

Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis-trained entomologist Jessica Gillung is nothing short of amazing--from research to leadership to public service. Gillung, who received her...

Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Behold, the Big-Eyed Ant (And Brendon Boudinot Will Talk About It)

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas,  captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

It's not just about the sting or those big eyes. Ant specialists and other researchers also hone in on big-eyed ants for their relationships with...

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas,  captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)
This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas, captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas, captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:23 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

UC Davis Doctoral Candidate Brendon Boudinot: Adding to Our Knowledge of Ants

Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.

If you attended the 2017 Entomological Society of America (ESA) meeting, held recently in Denver, you probably recognized a familiar face and his...

Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.
Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.

Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.

Brendon Boudinot (front) with fellow myremcologists at a 2014 National Geographic expedition to Santa Rosa Island, led by David Holway and Phil Ward. In back (from left) are  researchers Matt Prebus, Marek Borowiec and their major professor Phil Ward. Prebus, a doctoral candidate, will be giving his exit seminar this spring. Borowiec is now a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.
Brendon Boudinot (front) with fellow myremcologists at a 2014 National Geographic expedition to Santa Rosa Island, led by David Holway and Phil Ward. In back (from left) are researchers Matt Prebus, Marek Borowiec and their major professor Phil Ward. Prebus, a doctoral candidate, will be giving his exit seminar this spring. Borowiec is now a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.

Brendon Boudinot (front) with fellow myremcologists at a 2014 National Geographic expedition to Santa Rosa Island, led by David Holway and Phil Ward. In back (from left) are researchers Matt Prebus, Marek Borowiec and their major professor Phil Ward. Prebus, a doctoral candidate, will be giving his exit seminar this spring. Borowiec is now a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.

Brendon Boudinot (center) is the recipient of a first-place President's Prize for the second consecutive year in the Entomological Society of America's annual graduate student competition. With him are outgoing ESA president Susan Weller,  director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; and  incoming ESA president Michael Parrella,  dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, and former professor/chair of the UC Davis Department. (ESA Photo)
Brendon Boudinot (center) is the recipient of a first-place President's Prize for the second consecutive year in the Entomological Society of America's annual graduate student competition. With him are outgoing ESA president Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; and incoming ESA president Michael Parrella, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, and former professor/chair of the UC Davis Department. (ESA Photo)

Brendon Boudinot (center) is the recipient of a first-place President's Prize for the second consecutive year in the Entomological Society of America's annual graduate student competition. With him are outgoing ESA president Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; and incoming ESA president Michael Parrella, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, and former professor/chair of the UC Davis Department. (ESA Photo)

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