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An Interview with a Budding Scientist

Teach 'em young, they say. Encourage them to learn about insects, spiders and other critters at a young age. When you first meet Brandon DeGroot, 6,...

Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you
When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you "I love spiders and snakes" and he'll flash a big smile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you "I love spiders and snakes" and he'll flash a big smile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:16 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Who Doesn't Love a Ladybug?

Who doesn't love a ladybug? Call them ladybugs, call them ladybirds, call them lady beetles, call them Coccinellidae, or just call them aphid...

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring aphids in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring aphids in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring aphids in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elaine Lander, urban and community IPM educator with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, talks to a youngster about lady beetles, aka ladybugs, at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elaine Lander, urban and community IPM educator with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, talks to a youngster about lady beetles, aka ladybugs, at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elaine Lander, urban and community IPM educator with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, talks to a youngster about lady beetles, aka ladybugs, at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for Urban and Community IPM and area Urban IPM advisor, answers a question at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for Urban and Community IPM and area Urban IPM advisor, answers a question at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for Urban and Community IPM and area Urban IPM advisor, answers a question at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Spring Is Bustin' Out All Over

June is bustin' out all overAll over the meadow and the hillBuds 're bustin' outa bushesAnd the rompin' river pushesEv'ry little wheel that wheels...

A multicolored Asian lady beetle looking for love--or prey--on a mallow on the first day of spring. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A multicolored Asian lady beetle looking for love--or prey--on a mallow on the first day of spring. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A multicolored Asian lady beetle looking for love--or prey--on a mallow on the first day of spring. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lady beetle, you are not alone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lady beetle, you are not alone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lady beetle, you are not alone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two multicolored Asian lady beetles who found one another. Well, call that a lady beetle and a gentleman beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two multicolored Asian lady beetles who found one another. Well, call that a lady beetle and a gentleman beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two multicolored Asian lady beetles who found one another. Well, call that a lady beetle and a gentleman beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's spring! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's spring! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's spring! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 5:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Spotted: A Lady Beetle in a Winter Wonderland

Spotted: A lady beetle (aka ladybug) feasting on aphids in her winter wonderland. It dines uninterrupted until it sees the shadow of what could...

A lady beetle feasting on aphids on a strawberry plant in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle feasting on aphids on a strawberry plant in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle feasting on aphids on a strawberry plant in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

All Hail the Lady Beetles!

Step right up, folks! I'm a lady beetle, aka ladybug, and it's lunch time. Or maybe it's snack time, I don't know. I don't talk when my...

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, munches on an aphid, as another aphid looks as if it's waiting its turn to be eaten. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, munches on an aphid, as another aphid looks as if it's waiting its turn to be eaten. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, munches on an aphid, as another aphid looks as if it's waiting its turn to be eaten. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The larva of a lady beetle will also eat its share of aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The larva of a lady beetle will also eat its share of aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The larva of a lady beetle will also eat its share of aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 3:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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