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Free Webinars: Think of the ABCs in Pollination of Specialty Crops

Think of the ABCs: almonds, blueberries and cherries. Then think of watermelons and pumpkins. All those crops will be discussed in a series of free...


"A" is for almonds. A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"A" is for almonds. A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"B" is for blueberries. This is the result of bee pollination. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"B" is for blueberries. This is the result of bee pollination. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"C" is for cherries. A honey bee pollinating a cherry blossom.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"C" is for cherries. A honey bee pollinating a cherry blossom.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:03 PM

Saving the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee

This is a frame from the film,

Hear that buzz? That's the sound of success. It finally happened. The beleaguered rusty-patched bumble bee, Bombus affinis, is now listed by...

This is a frame from the film,
This is a frame from the film, "Ghost in the Making," showing Clay Bolt with the now endangered rusty-patched bumble bee. © Neil Losin / Day's Edge Productions

This is a frame from the film, "Ghost in the Making," showing Clay Bolt with the now endangered rusty-patched bumble bee. © Neil Losin / Day's Edge Productions

Noted bumble bee expert Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helped spearhead the project of getting the rusty-patched bumble bee listed as endangered. Here he's pictured with the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Noted bumble bee expert Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helped spearhead the project of getting the rusty-patched bumble bee listed as endangered. Here he's pictured with the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noted bumble bee expert Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helped spearhead the project of getting the rusty-patched bumble bee listed as endangered. Here he's pictured with the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Well, Hello There, Tiny Monarch Caterpillar!

Newest monarch caterpillar retrieved today (Nov. 29) from tropical milkweed in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about not getting the memo. We walked into our little pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif., this afternoon to cut a few tropical milkweed...

Newest monarch caterpillar retrieved today (Nov. 29) from tropical milkweed in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newest monarch caterpillar retrieved today (Nov. 29) from tropical milkweed in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newest monarch caterpillar retrieved today (Nov. 29) from tropical milkweed in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The setup: zippered mesh butterfly habitat and a tequila bottle filled with water and milkweed stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The setup: zippered mesh butterfly habitat and a tequila bottle filled with water and milkweed stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The setup: zippered mesh butterfly habitat and a tequila bottle filled with water and milkweed stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Migrating Monarchs Lovin' the Tithonia

First in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies meeting in a Tithonia patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Presidential candidate Herbert Hoover campaigned for "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage." (Now we have free-range organic chicken on...

First in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies meeting in a Tithonia patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
First in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies meeting in a Tithonia patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

First in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies meeting in a Tithonia patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Second in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies, one nectaring, one investigating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Second in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies, one nectaring, one investigating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Second in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies, one nectaring, one investigating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Third in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies interacting in the Tithonia patch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Third in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies interacting in the Tithonia patch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Third in series of four photos: two monarch butterflies interacting in the Tithonia patch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fourth in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies taking  flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fourth in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies taking flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fourth in series of four photos: Two monarch butterflies taking flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 4:24 PM

The Joy of Rearing Monarchs Is Releasing Them

This newly eclosed female monarch just wants to linger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the joy of rearing monarchs...from an egg to a caterpillar to a chrysalis to an adult... However, the ultimate joy is not in rearing them, but...

This newly eclosed female monarch just wants to linger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This newly eclosed female monarch just wants to linger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This newly eclosed female monarch just wants to linger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly released monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) next to a bird house, a replica of a barn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly released monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) next to a bird house, a replica of a barn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly released monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) next to a bird house, a replica of a barn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly has its choice of Mexican sunflowers (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly has its choice of Mexican sunflowers (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly has its choice of Mexican sunflowers (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a newly released monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a newly released monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a newly released monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 4:41 PM

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