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'Understanding the Dynamics of Plant-Animal Interactions in a Changing World'

"Understanding the Dynamics of Plant-Animal Interactions in a Changing World." That's the title of conservation ecologist Paul CaraDonna's...

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on a rose in Benicia, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on a rose in Benicia, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on a rose in Benicia, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Pollination Ecologist Neal Williams: The Importance of Native Bees

Did you know that California is home to more than 1600 species of undomesticated bees—most of them native—that populate and pollinate our...

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This native bee is the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, emerging from a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This native bee is the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, emerging from a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This native bee is the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, emerging from a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, foraging on a seaside daisy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, foraging on a seaside daisy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, foraging on a seaside daisy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A native leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A native leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A native leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Check Out the UC Davis Speakers' Stage at the California Honey Festival

What a line-up! Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, has organized a fantastic group of speakers for the UC...

Pollination ecologist and professor Neal Williams, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will speak on
Pollination ecologist and professor Neal Williams, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will speak on "Native Bees and their Conservation"at 10:30 a.m., May 6 on the UC Davis Speakers' Stage at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollination ecologist and professor Neal Williams, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will speak on "Native Bees and their Conservation"at 10:30 a.m., May 6 on the UC Davis Speakers' Stage at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cooperative Extension apiculturist/associate professor Elina Lastro Niño of Entomology and Nematology, and director of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will cover
Cooperative Extension apiculturist/associate professor Elina Lastro Niño of Entomology and Nematology, and director of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will cover "What Our Bee Research Is Teaching Us" in her talk at 2 p.m., May 6 on the UC Davis Speakers' Stage at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cooperative Extension apiculturist/associate professor Elina Lastro Niño of Entomology and Nematology, and director of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will cover "What Our Bee Research Is Teaching Us" in her talk at 2 p.m., May 6 on the UC Davis Speakers' Stage at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, co-program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will discuss
Wendy Mather, co-program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will discuss "So, You Want to Be a Beekeeper?" at 1 p.m., May 6 on the UC Davis Speakers' Stage, California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, co-program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will discuss "So, You Want to Be a Beekeeper?" at 1 p.m., May 6 on the UC Davis Speakers' Stage, California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 4:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Seed Pile Project: It's Not Too Late to Register

If you haven't signed up for the Seed Pile Project,  it's not too late. Those who live in the Sacramento area (including Davis) and the...

A honey bee foraging on a California golden poppy, the state flower. The Seed Pile Project includes golden poppy seeds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a California golden poppy, the state flower. The Seed Pile Project includes golden poppy seeds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a California golden poppy, the state flower. The Seed Pile Project includes golden poppy seeds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The sunflower, Helianthus annuus, is native to the Americas. Sunflower seeds are part of the Seed Pile Project for the Sacramento region, but not the East Bay Region. This image, taken in a commercial field in Yolo County in 2013, shows a male sterile cultivated variety, according to Yolo County farm advisor Rachael Long.
The sunflower, Helianthus annuus, is native to the Americas. Sunflower seeds are part of the Seed Pile Project for the Sacramento region, but not the East Bay Region. This image, taken in a commercial field in Yolo County in 2013, shows a male sterile cultivated variety, according to Yolo County farm advisor Rachael Long. "They are typically multi-branched with multiple flowers," she said. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The sunflower, Helianthus annuus, is native to the Americas. Sunflower seeds are part of the Seed Pile Project for the Sacramento region, but not the East Bay Region. This image, taken in a commercial field in Yolo County in 2013, shows a male sterile cultivated variety, according to Yolo County farm advisor Rachael Long. "They are typically multi-branched with multiple flowers," she said. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 12:45 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Exit Seminar on Oct. 18: Clara Stuligross, Ph.D., Is Passionate About Wild Bees

Clara Stuligross is passionate about wild bees, and you should be, too. Stuligross, who received her doctorate in ecology on Sept. 9 from UC...

A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads toward Phalacia. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)
A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads toward Phalacia. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)

A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads toward Phalacia. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads toward a California golden poppy. Both are natives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads toward a California golden poppy. Both are natives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads toward a California golden poppy. Both are natives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 1:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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