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How a Praying Mantis Seizes the Day

A female Stagmomantis limbata nymph starts the day by hanging upside down: keeps the blood flowing and the heart pumping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a praying mantis, it's important to start the day out right by meditating, praying,  and  exercising.  Close your eyes and...

A female Stagmomantis limbata nymph starts the day by hanging upside down: keeps the blood flowing and the heart pumping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female Stagmomantis limbata nymph starts the day by hanging upside down: keeps the blood flowing and the heart pumping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Stagmomantis limbata nymph starts the day by hanging upside down: keeps the blood flowing and the heart pumping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Balance training? Turn parallel as if you're on the parallel bars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Balance training? Turn parallel as if you're on the parallel bars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Balance training? Turn parallel as if you're on the parallel bars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stretching is a great way to kick-start your day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Stretching is a great way to kick-start your day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stretching is a great way to kick-start your day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lunges are good to make sure your coxa, trochanter, femur, tibia and tarsa are flexible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lunges are good to make sure your coxa, trochanter, femur, tibia and tarsa are flexible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lunges are good to make sure your coxa, trochanter, femur, tibia and tarsa are flexible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Daily morning exercise completed. Now turn upright and you may see a bee coming your way. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Daily morning exercise completed. Now turn upright and you may see a bee coming your way. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Daily morning exercise completed. Now turn upright and you may see a bee coming your way. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 3:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

An Insect Assembled by a Committee?

A katydid nymph on a rose leaf. The nymphs re wingless and have black and white banded antennae, according to UC IPM.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is an insect that looks as if it were assembled by a dysfunctional committee: long angular legs,  long antennae, and beady eyes on a thin...

A katydid nymph on a rose leaf. The nymphs re wingless and have black and white banded antennae, according to UC IPM.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A katydid nymph on a rose leaf. The nymphs re wingless and have black and white banded antennae, according to UC IPM.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A katydid nymph on a rose leaf. The nymphs re wingless and have black and white banded antennae, according to UC IPM.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Katydids chew leaves, flowers, fruit and plant seeds. Here's one on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Katydids chew leaves, flowers, fruit and plant seeds. Here's one on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Katydids chew leaves, flowers, fruit and plant seeds. Here's one on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to leave. This katydid escaped from the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time to leave. This katydid escaped from the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to leave. This katydid escaped from the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:15 PM

How Green Is Your Cosmos?

Long-distance view of a pink Cosmos with a

The vibrant colors of Cosmos, an annual flower with the same common name as its genus, are spectacular.  But we especially like the showstopping...

Long-distance view of a pink Cosmos with a
Long-distance view of a pink Cosmos with a "green" center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Long-distance view of a pink Cosmos with a "green" center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up view of a female ultra green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up view of a female ultra green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up view of a female ultra green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female ultra green sweat bee continues to forage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female ultra green sweat bee continues to forage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female ultra green sweat bee continues to forage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:23 PM

A, B, and C: What They Really Stand for...

Honey bee heading for a Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Give me an "A" (for excellence). Give me a "B" (for bee). Give me a "C" (for Cosmos). Watching honey bees collect nectar and pollen on the showy...

Honey bee heading for a Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee heading for a Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee heading for a Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All the right moves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
All the right moves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All the right moves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The grand entrance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The grand entrance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The grand entrance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The reward: nectar and pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The reward: nectar and pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The reward: nectar and pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:34 PM

How to Train Your Praying Mantis

Praying mantis stretches in the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We've trained puppies to "come," "sit" and "heel." We've trained an African grey parrot to say "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty! Meow!" We've trained the...

Praying mantis stretches in the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Praying mantis stretches in the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis stretches in the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little aerobics under the cosmos, as a bee does a flyover. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A little aerobics under the cosmos, as a bee does a flyover. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little aerobics under the cosmos, as a bee does a flyover. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not
It's not "Say cheese!" It's "Say bee!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not "Say cheese!" It's "Say bee!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 9:16 PM
Tags: African blue basil (5), cosmos (9), honey bees (373), praying mantis (102)

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