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A Visit with Santa Claus on Christmas Morning

Santa Claus greets a monarch, which scientists say may be heading for extinction. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christmas morning and the sights are bright. Santa came in his sleigh last night. He came with a whoosh and a ho-ho-ho. He came with a monarch and...

Santa Claus greets a monarch, which scientists say may be heading for extinction. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Santa Claus greets a monarch, which scientists say may be heading for extinction. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Santa Claus greets a monarch, which scientists say may be heading for extinction. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 25, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

2020: The COVID Chase

A honey bee buzzing in a patch of catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the year 2020, COVID chased us out of our work places and out of our fun places. So we dutifully covered our faces to cover all the bases, washed...

A honey bee buzzing in a patch of catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee buzzing in a patch of catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee buzzing in a patch of catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary fluttering toward its host plant, passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary fluttering toward its host plant, passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary fluttering toward its host plant, passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis eating its prey, a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis eating its prey, a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis eating its prey, a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 4:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Top Secret: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Is Really a Praying Mantis

Giddy-up! Santa, being the jolly ol' gent he is, drives The Red-Nosed Mantis in front of the Davis home of entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

Sorry, contrary to popular opinion and Western lore, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is NOT a reindeer.  He's a mantis. A masked...

Giddy-up! Santa, being the jolly ol' gent he is, drives The Red-Nosed Mantis in front of the Davis home of entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)
Giddy-up! Santa, being the jolly ol' gent he is, drives The Red-Nosed Mantis in front of the Davis home of entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

Giddy-up! Santa, being the jolly ol' gent he is, drives The Red-Nosed Mantis in front of the Davis home of entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

This praying mantis, photographed in Vacaville, Calif., waits to ambush prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This praying mantis, photographed in Vacaville, Calif., waits to ambush prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This praying mantis, photographed in Vacaville, Calif., waits to ambush prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 4:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Yard & Garden

What, Santa Didn't Bring You a Tarantula for Christmas?

Mexican redknee tarantula, the new project of 9-year-old Delsin Russell of Vacaville. Santa delivered the much-wanted gift on Christmas Eve. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doesn't Santa give everyone a Mexican redknee tarantula for Christmas? Oh, you didn't get yours? Well, Delsin Russell, 9, of Vacaville, did, and he...

Mexican redknee tarantula, the new project of 9-year-old Delsin Russell of Vacaville. Santa delivered the much-wanted gift on Christmas Eve. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mexican redknee tarantula, the new project of 9-year-old Delsin Russell of Vacaville. Santa delivered the much-wanted gift on Christmas Eve. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mexican redknee tarantula, the new project of 9-year-old Delsin Russell of Vacaville. Santa delivered the much-wanted gift on Christmas Eve. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell of Vacaville, then  8, attended an open house last August at the Bohart Museum of Entomology with his mother, Beth. Here they chat with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and professor of entomology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Delsin Russell of Vacaville, then 8, attended an open house last August at the Bohart Museum of Entomology with his mother, Beth. Here they chat with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and professor of entomology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell of Vacaville, then 8, attended an open house last August at the Bohart Museum of Entomology with his mother, Beth. Here they chat with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and professor of entomology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 4:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Pest Management

The Real Reason Why Santa Is Hurrying Down the Chimney

Rooftop beekeeping on the San Francisco Chronicle roof. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, hurry down the chimney, tonight! So goes a line from "Santa Baby." The songwriters (J. Javits, P. Springer and T. Springer) listed all the good...

Rooftop beekeeping on the San Francisco Chronicle roof. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rooftop beekeeping on the San Francisco Chronicle roof. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rooftop beekeeping on the San Francisco Chronicle roof. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen Turner, head of beekeeping in Botswana's Ministry of Agriculture, holds a frame on the San Francisco Chronicle rooftop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen Turner, head of beekeeping in Botswana's Ministry of Agriculture, holds a frame on the San Francisco Chronicle rooftop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen Turner, head of beekeeping in Botswana's Ministry of Agriculture, holds a frame on the San Francisco Chronicle rooftop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 5:05 AM

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