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Take a Bug Break--and Bring Along This Book

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't take a coffee break. Take a bug break. Step into your garden, walk over to a community park, or hike in the wilderness and see what's out...

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, are nearly microscopic (about a millimeter long). You may find them in your cornmeal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, are nearly microscopic (about a millimeter long). You may find them in your cornmeal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, are nearly microscopic (about a millimeter long). You may find them in your cornmeal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina (formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina (formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina (formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Coming June 12: A Virtual Insect Palooza with the Insect Discovery Lab

An Australian walking stick (stick insect) gets some attention at a SaveNature.Org program.  (Photo by Norm Gershenz)

The wonderful world of insects! And right in your living room! If you'd like to take a world tour and learn about such fascinating insects...

An Australian walking stick (stick insect) gets some attention at a SaveNature.Org program.  (Photo by Norm Gershenz)
An Australian walking stick (stick insect) gets some attention at a SaveNature.Org program. (Photo by Norm Gershenz)

An Australian walking stick (stick insect) gets some attention at a SaveNature.Org program. (Photo by Norm Gershenz)

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 3:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Innovation

The Legendary Bruce Hammock: Why Science Is Fun

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Bruce D. Hammock is widely known for his groundbreaking research in insect physiology, toxicology, pharmacology, and experimental therapeutics....

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bruce Hammock in a Hammock on the UC Davis Quad. Note: He doesn't spend much time in a hammock; he just posed for this photo. (Photo by Cindy McReynolds)
Bruce Hammock in a Hammock on the UC Davis Quad. Note: He doesn't spend much time in a hammock; he just posed for this photo. (Photo by Cindy McReynolds)

Bruce Hammock in a Hammock on the UC Davis Quad. Note: He doesn't spend much time in a hammock; he just posed for this photo. (Photo by Cindy McReynolds)

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 3:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Scientists Focusing on Insect Biodiversity and Insect Decline

Leslie Saul-Gershenz of UC Davis will speak on

If you're looking for a thought-provoking discussion on insect biodiversity and decline, mark your calendars. Chemical ecologist and conservation...

Leslie Saul-Gershenz of UC Davis will speak on
Leslie Saul-Gershenz of UC Davis will speak on "Is Insect Biodiversity, Biomass and Abundance Declining?” at the Hillside Club's Fireside Lecture Series, Berkeley, on March 2.

Leslie Saul-Gershenz of UC Davis will speak on "Is Insect Biodiversity, Biomass and Abundance Declining?” at the Hillside Club's Fireside Lecture Series, Berkeley, on March 2.

Conservation biologist Norm Gershenz is the CEO of SaveNature.Org.
Conservation biologist Norm Gershenz is the CEO of SaveNature.Org.

Conservation biologist Norm Gershenz is the CEO of SaveNature.Org.

Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 4:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

UC Davis Symposium to Address Insect Decline: 'Saving a Bug's Life'

The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A unique UC Davis symposium on "Saving a Bug's Life: Legal Solutions to Combat Insect Biodiversity Decline and the Sixth Mass Extinction" will...

The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 4:10 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources

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