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Are You Ready for National Pollinator Week?

Peek-a-bee! A honey bee, blanketed with pollen, forages on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nothing says National Pollinator Week more than a honey bee coated in pollen. Make mine yellow. Yellow pollen. There's plenty of time to...

Peek-a-bee! A honey bee, blanketed with pollen, forages on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Peek-a-bee! A honey bee, blanketed with pollen, forages on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Peek-a-bee! A honey bee, blanketed with pollen, forages on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up, up and away! A pollen-packing honey bee leaves the blanket flower, Gaillardia, taking the pollen with her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Up, up and away! A pollen-packing honey bee leaves the blanket flower, Gaillardia, taking the pollen with her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up, up and away! A pollen-packing honey bee leaves the blanket flower, Gaillardia, taking the pollen with her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Tiff on the Tithonia

A territorial bee, a male Melissodes agilis, confronts  a monarch butterfly in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden. The prize relinquished: a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was July 3, 2020. The male bees, Melissodes agilis, were getting quite territorial. Every time a butterfly, a honey bee or another...

A territorial bee, a male Melissodes agilis, confronts  a monarch butterfly in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden. The prize relinquished: a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A territorial bee, a male Melissodes agilis, confronts a monarch butterfly in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden. The prize relinquished: a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A territorial bee, a male Melissodes agilis, confronts a monarch butterfly in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden. The prize relinquished: a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 5:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Seen Any Pipevine Swallowtails Lately?

Tiny Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars on their host plant, Dutchman's Pipe, at Vallejo's Loma Vista Farm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seen any Pipevine Swallowtails lately? The UC Davis Ecological Garden is teeming with eggs, larvae, pupa and adults. The butterflies there seem...

Tiny Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars on their host plant, Dutchman's Pipe, at Vallejo's Loma Vista Farm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tiny Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars on their host plant, Dutchman's Pipe, at Vallejo's Loma Vista Farm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tiny Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars on their host plant, Dutchman's Pipe, at Vallejo's Loma Vista Farm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar at the UC Davis Ecological Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar at the UC Davis Ecological Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar at the UC Davis Ecological Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Pipevine Swallowtail spreads its wings in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male Pipevine Swallowtail spreads its wings in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Pipevine Swallowtail spreads its wings in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 4:18 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

UC Davis Plant Sale May 20-24: Just Add Pollinators

A honey bee foraging on Salvia

If you want to draw pollinators to your yard, think of the plants for sale at the teaching nursery maintained by the UC Davis Arboretum and...

A honey bee foraging on Salvia
A honey bee foraging on Salvia "Hot Lips." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on Salvia "Hot Lips." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, proboscis (tongue) extended, takes a liking to the  Salvia
A honey bee, proboscis (tongue) extended, takes a liking to the Salvia "Hot Lips." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, proboscis (tongue) extended, takes a liking to the Salvia "Hot Lips." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee checks out the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee checks out the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee checks out the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flight time! The honey bee prepares to leave Salvia
Flight time! The honey bee prepares to leave Salvia "Hot Lips." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flight time! The honey bee prepares to leave Salvia "Hot Lips." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nursery manager Taylor Lewis of the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, tends to plants in the nursery. An online public sale is set May 20-24. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nursery manager Taylor Lewis of the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, tends to plants in the nursery. An online public sale is set May 20-24. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nursery manager Taylor Lewis of the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, tends to plants in the nursery. An online public sale is set May 20-24. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These carts will be in use with the UC Davis Arboretum's online plant sales take place May 20-24. Delivery is curbside.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These carts will be in use with the UC Davis Arboretum's online plant sales take place May 20-24. Delivery is curbside.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These carts will be in use with the UC Davis Arboretum's online plant sales take place May 20-24. Delivery is curbside.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 3:49 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

Cicadas: The World Awaits the Emergence of Brood X

Photographer Allan Jones found this cicada in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden several years ago. It appears to be a Okanagana arboraria, according to Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Scientists say that within several weeks, trillions of cicadas from Brood X will emerge in 15 eastern-central states of our  nation, from...

Photographer Allan Jones found this cicada in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden several years ago. It appears to be a Okanagana arboraria, according to Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty. (Photo by Allan Jones)
Photographer Allan Jones found this cicada in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden several years ago. It appears to be a Okanagana arboraria, according to Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Photographer Allan Jones found this cicada in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden several years ago. It appears to be a Okanagana arboraria, according to Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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