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On Making a Mountain Out of an Ant Hill

Piper, a West Highland white terrier, aka Westie,

When you "make a mountain out of a molehill," you're exaggerating the severity of the situation. But if you're an ant, you can make little mounds...

Piper, a West Highland white terrier, aka Westie,
Piper, a West Highland white terrier, aka Westie, "polices" two carpenter ant mounds in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Piper, a West Highland white terrier, aka Westie, "polices" two carpenter ant mounds in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Being the curious sort, Piper, a  West Highland white terrier, sniffs a carpenter ant mound in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Being the curious sort, Piper, a West Highland white terrier, sniffs a carpenter ant mound in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Being the curious sort, Piper, a West Highland white terrier, sniffs a carpenter ant mound in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of carpenter ants, Camponotus semitestaceus (as identified by UC Davis-trained entomologist Brendon Boudinot). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of carpenter ants, Camponotus semitestaceus (as identified by UC Davis-trained entomologist Brendon Boudinot). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of carpenter ants, Camponotus semitestaceus (as identified by UC Davis-trained entomologist Brendon Boudinot). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 3:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Health, Natural Resources

Congrats, Brendon Boudinot, Recipient of ESA's Snodgrass Memorial Research Award

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot searching for ants at the Southwest Research Station in Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Arizona. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)

Congratulations to UC Davis alumnus and ant morphologist Brendon Boudinot recipient of the coveted Robert E....

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot searching for ants at the Southwest Research Station in Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Arizona. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)
Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot searching for ants at the Southwest Research Station in Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Arizona. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot searching for ants at the Southwest Research Station in Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Arizona. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)

Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 3:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

'Ant Man' Brendon Boudinot Off to Do Research in Germany

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot doing field work at the Southwest research station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)

It's off to Germany for ant specialist Brendon Boudinot. And what an honor and an opportunity!   Boudinot, who received his...

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot doing field work at the Southwest research station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)
Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot doing field work at the Southwest research station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot doing field work at the Southwest research station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)

Brendon Boudinot reacts after listening to a question at the Entomological Society of America's Linnaean Games, now the Entomology Games. (ESA Photo)
Brendon Boudinot reacts after listening to a question at the Entomological Society of America's Linnaean Games, now the Entomology Games. (ESA Photo)

Brendon Boudinot reacts after listening to a question at the Entomological Society of America's Linnaean Games, now the Entomology Games. (ESA Photo)

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

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

Of Ants, Hummingbird Feeders and Feelings

Ants head for food on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How do you keep ants off your hummingbird feeders? That was a question a Bug Squad reader asked: "I was wondering if you had any tips on how to keep...

Ants head for food on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ants head for food on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants head for food on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hummingbird heads for a feeder in Vacaville, Calif. This feeder has no ants. Note: don't use red food coloring in your feeders; many feeders now are of red glass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A hummingbird heads for a feeder in Vacaville, Calif. This feeder has no ants. Note: don't use red food coloring in your feeders; many feeders now are of red glass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hummingbird heads for a feeder in Vacaville, Calif. This feeder has no ants. Note: don't use red food coloring in your feeders; many feeders now are of red glass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:04 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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