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A Hidden Treasure at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia,  an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about those tenacious tidy tips. And those picture-perfect phacelias. When you attend the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb....

A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia,  an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia, an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia, an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign defines the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sign defines the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign defines the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

If You Like Chocolate, Thank the Midges!

Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager for the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, checks out the cacao tree, aka

If you like chocolate, thank the midges. These tiny flies (about 1 to 3mm) pollinate the intricate flowers of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao. From...

Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager for the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, checks out the cacao tree, aka
Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager for the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, checks out the cacao tree, aka "chocolate tree." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager for the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, checks out the cacao tree, aka "chocolate tree." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2:06 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Biodiversity Reigns Supreme

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon shows his son, James, 10, around the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Biodiversity--that's what it's at on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the University of California, Davis.That's when four museums or centers that engage in...

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon shows his son, James, 10, around the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon shows his son, James, 10, around the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon shows his son, James, 10, around the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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