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'A Lady in Red': Petal Pusher?

It wouldn't make the news, even if it were a "Slow News Day." "Lady in Red Climbs Neon-Pink Petals in Search of Aphids." Lady beetles,...

A lady beetle nestled in an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle nestled in an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle nestled in an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's climb! A lady beetle begins her ascent--up an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Let's climb! A lady beetle begins her ascent--up an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's climb! A lady beetle begins her ascent--up an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How am I doing? Am I doing this right? Lady beetle stops. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
How am I doing? Am I doing this right? Lady beetle stops. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How am I doing? Am I doing this right? Lady beetle stops. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I did it! I climbed my Mount Everest and I'm about to descend. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
I did it! I climbed my Mount Everest and I'm about to descend. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I did it! I climbed my Mount Everest and I'm about to descend. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 3:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day: The Countdown Begins!

It's beginning to look a lot like...UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day! The 12th annual event, set Saturday, Feb. 18 on the UC Davis campus, will...

A scene from one of the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Days at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 12th annual is Feb. 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A scene from one of the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Days at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 12th annual is Feb. 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scene from one of the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Days at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 12th annual is Feb. 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A nematode display at a UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Nematodes are also called
A nematode display at a UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Nematodes are also called "round worms." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A nematode display at a UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Nematodes are also called "round worms." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The paleontology collection is the work of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The paleontology collection is the work of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The paleontology collection is the work of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The marine collection at a recent UC Davis Biodiversity Day included this sunfish. A nearby sign read:
The marine collection at a recent UC Davis Biodiversity Day included this sunfish. A nearby sign read: "The ocean sunfish's food of choice is jellyfish. Their digestive tract has a thick slimy lining that is believed to prevent it from being stung by its prey's tentacles." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The marine collection at a recent UC Davis Biodiversity Day included this sunfish. A nearby sign read: "The ocean sunfish's food of choice is jellyfish. Their digestive tract has a thick slimy lining that is believed to prevent it from being stung by its prey's tentacles." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology always draws a large crowd at the annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology always draws a large crowd at the annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology always draws a large crowd at the annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 4:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Mark Your Calendars! UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day is Feb. 18

Mark your calendars!  The 12th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, billed as "A Day to Celebrate Science," is set for Saturday, Feb....

Nematologist Shahid Siddique, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty, answers questions at the 2021 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nematologist Shahid Siddique, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty, answers questions at the 2021 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist Shahid Siddique, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty, answers questions at the 2021 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors gather at the UC Davis Anthropology Museum to learn about the displays. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors gather at the UC Davis Anthropology Museum to learn about the displays. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors gather at the UC Davis Anthropology Museum to learn about the displays. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A youngster gets acquainted with a stick insect, aka walking stick, at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A youngster gets acquainted with a stick insect, aka walking stick, at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A youngster gets acquainted with a stick insect, aka walking stick, at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors learn
Visitors learn "What is an herbarium?" at the Center for Plant Diversity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors learn "What is an herbarium?" at the Center for Plant Diversity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ask me anything about yeast cultures! Kyria Boundy-Mills is the curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection. She maintains the collection, distributes strains to researchers on campus and around the world, and performs research that builds and/or taps the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ask me anything about yeast cultures! Kyria Boundy-Mills is the curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection. She maintains the collection, distributes strains to researchers on campus and around the world, and performs research that builds and/or taps the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ask me anything about yeast cultures! Kyria Boundy-Mills is the curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection. She maintains the collection, distributes strains to researchers on campus and around the world, and performs research that builds and/or taps the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 7:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

An Incredible Art Show Showcasing UC Davis Students and Insects

What an incredible art show that two UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty recently hosted in...


"Hope Despite Darkness"--This intricate bumble bee art is the work of UC Davis student Cameron Dillon. (Photo by Jenella Loye)

"Hope Despite Darkness"--This intricate bumble bee art is the work of UC Davis student Cameron Dillon. (Photo by Jenella Loye)

This beautiful work by UC Davis student Elizabeth Liu is called simply
This beautiful work by UC Davis student Elizabeth Liu is called simply "Fall." (Photo by Jenella Loye)

This beautiful work by UC Davis student Elizabeth Liu is called simply "Fall." (Photo by Jenella Loye)

UC Davis student Christian Dunston titled his work,
UC Davis student Christian Dunston titled his work, "The Mighty Weevil." (Photo by Jenella Loye)

UC Davis student Christian Dunston titled his work, "The Mighty Weevil." (Photo by Jenella Loye)

UC Davis student Kathryn Sandberg created
UC Davis student Kathryn Sandberg created "Little Big Bug." (Photo by Jenella Loye)

UC Davis student Kathryn Sandberg created "Little Big Bug." (Photo by Jenella Loye)

This display of art,
This display of art, "Insects in the Anthropocene," greeted guests at the recent art show in the Labudio (lab+studio) of the UC Davis Environmental Horticulture Building. (Photo by Diane Ullman)

This display of art, "Insects in the Anthropocene," greeted guests at the recent art show in the Labudio (lab+studio) of the UC Davis Environmental Horticulture Building. (Photo by Diane Ullman)

The UC Davis students of instructor Emily Meineke (assisted by UC Davis distinguished professor Diane Ullman), display their work exhibited in the art show,
The UC Davis students of instructor Emily Meineke (assisted by UC Davis distinguished professor Diane Ullman), display their work exhibited in the art show, "Insects in the Anthropocene." (Photo by Diane Ullman)

The UC Davis students of instructor Emily Meineke (assisted by UC Davis distinguished professor Diane Ullman), display their work exhibited in the art show, "Insects in the Anthropocene." (Photo by Diane Ullman)

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 4:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

UC Davis Art Show: Insects in the Anthropocene

You won't want to miss this. When two talented entomologists/artists from the University of California, Davis, collaborate and teach classes, you'll...

This is what art enthusiasts can expect to see when they attend the Entomology (ENT) 001 Art Show:
This is what art enthusiasts can expect to see when they attend the Entomology (ENT) 001 Art Show: "Insects in the Anthropocene," on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at UC Davis.

This is what art enthusiasts can expect to see when they attend the Entomology (ENT) 001 Art Show: "Insects in the Anthropocene," on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at UC Davis.

In this 2015 art show photo, UC Davis professor Diane Ullman looks over the work that her students created in her Entomology 001 class,
In this 2015 art show photo, UC Davis professor Diane Ullman looks over the work that her students created in her Entomology 001 class, "Art, Science and the World of Insects." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2015 art show photo, UC Davis professor Diane Ullman looks over the work that her students created in her Entomology 001 class, "Art, Science and the World of Insects." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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