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Those Bumble Bee Mimics at Bodega Head

If you've ever been to Bodega Head in Sonoma County, you may have marveled at the waves crashing and the whales surfacing. But have you...

A digger bee, bumble bee mimic Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, warming its flight muscles on Bodega Head on May 9, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, bumble bee mimic Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, warming its flight muscles on Bodega Head on May 9, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, bumble bee mimic Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, warming its flight muscles on Bodega Head on May 9, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two insects on one wildradish blossom: a fly and a digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, at Bodega Head on May 9, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two insects on one wildradish blossom: a fly and a digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, at Bodega Head on May 9, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two insects on one wildradish blossom: a fly and a digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, at Bodega Head on May 9, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee,  Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, in flight at Bodega Head on May 9, 2022. The flower is a wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, in flight at Bodega Head on May 9, 2022. The flower is a wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, in flight at Bodega Head on May 9, 2022. The flower is a wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee mimic, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, sipping nectar from a wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum, on May 9, 2022 on Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bumble bee mimic, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, sipping nectar from a wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum, on May 9, 2022 on Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee mimic, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, sipping nectar from a wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum, on May 9, 2022 on Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Archived photo of nests of Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana on the sandstone cliffs, Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Archived photo of nests of Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana on the sandstone cliffs, Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Archived photo of nests of Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana on the sandstone cliffs, Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 12:34 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Tobin Hammer and Bees: Probing the Mystery of the Missing Microbes

Don't miss this seminar by Tobin Hammer Wednesday, April 13 on "Mystery of the Missing Microbes: Why Do Bees Keep Losing...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on buckwheat along California coast. (Photo courtesy of Tobin Hammer)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on buckwheat along California coast. (Photo courtesy of Tobin Hammer)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on buckwheat along California coast. (Photo courtesy of Tobin Hammer)

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:53 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Congrats to Our Star-Studded UC Davis Entomology Faculty

They say good news comes in threes. Sometimes it comes in fives! Congrats to the five UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty...

UC Davis distinguished professor Richard
UC Davis distinguished professor Richard "Rick" Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

UC Davis distinguished professor Richard "Rick" Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 2:34 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Congrats to the Two 'Jakes' from the Rachel Vannette Lab

Congrats to the two "Jakes" from the laboratory of community ecologist Rachel Vannette, UC Davis Department of Entomology...

In this image, Jacob “Jake” Francis and Sage Kruleski, an undergraduate researcher from the University of Nevada, Reno, are sampling nectar and pollen rewards from phlox on Peavine Mountain, northwest of Reno.
In this image, Jacob “Jake” Francis and Sage Kruleski, an undergraduate researcher from the University of Nevada, Reno, are sampling nectar and pollen rewards from phlox on Peavine Mountain, northwest of Reno.

In this image, Jacob “Jake” Francis and Sage Kruleski, an undergraduate researcher from the University of Nevada, Reno, are sampling nectar and pollen rewards from phlox on Peavine Mountain, northwest of Reno.

Scores of projects in the laboratory of UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette (far left) are in full force. This image appears on the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology home page.
Scores of projects in the laboratory of UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette (far left) are in full force. This image appears on the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology home page.

Scores of projects in the laboratory of UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette (far left) are in full force. This image appears on the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology home page.

Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 4:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Digging the Digger Bees at Bodega Head

If you vacation at Bodega Bay--sometimes called "Blow-dega" due to whipping winds--you've probably driven to Bodega Head to watch for...

Close-up of a digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, on a sand cliff at Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, on a sand cliff at Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, on a sand cliff at Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee nectaring on a wild radish at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee nectaring on a wild radish at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee nectaring on a wild radish at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, makes these turrets on the sand cliffs at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, makes these turrets on the sand cliffs at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, makes these turrets on the sand cliffs at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, nectaring on a wild radish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, nectaring on a wild radish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, nectaring on a wild radish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2:33 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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