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A Hidden Treasure at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia,  an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about those tenacious tidy tips. And those picture-perfect phacelias. When you attend the UC...

A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia,  an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia, an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia, an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign defines the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sign defines the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign defines the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4:17 PM

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day Forum: Butterflies, Birds and Biodiversity Studies

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.

You won't want to miss this. And what an opportunity to ask questions! Three noted UC Davis...

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.
Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.

Professor Gabrielle Nevitt with a blackbrowed albatross.
Professor Gabrielle Nevitt with a blackbrowed albatross.

Professor Gabrielle Nevitt with a blackbrowed albatross.

Research ecologist Melanie Truan with a poster showcasing her work.
Research ecologist Melanie Truan with a poster showcasing her work.

Research ecologist Melanie Truan with a poster showcasing her work.

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4:05 PM

The Buzz: Protecting Our Bumble Bees

This is the Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, one of four bumble bees on California's  proposed endangered species list. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bumble bees--how many have you seen so far this year on the UC Davis campus? If you join the...

This is the Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, one of four bumble bees on California's  proposed endangered species list. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, one of four bumble bees on California's proposed endangered species list. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, one of four bumble bees on California's proposed endangered species list. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Crotch's bumble bee, Bombus crotchii, one of four bumble bees on California's proposed endangered species list. (Photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)
This is Crotch's bumble bee, Bombus crotchii, one of four bumble bees on California's proposed endangered species list. (Photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)

This is Crotch's bumble bee, Bombus crotchii, one of four bumble bees on California's proposed endangered species list. (Photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 3:23 PM

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day: Time to Explore Diversity of Life

Owl butterfly at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You'll see an owl butterfly at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. You'll see a great-horned owl at...

Missy Gable, director of the UC Master Gardener Program, shows her children Emma and Bran how to use a bee vacuum device at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Missy, then Missy Borel, served as the founding manager of the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Missy Gable, director of the UC Master Gardener Program, shows her children Emma and Bran how to use a bee vacuum device at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Missy, then Missy Borel, served as the founding manager of the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Missy Gable, director of the UC Master Gardener Program, shows her children Emma and Bran how to use a bee vacuum device at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Missy, then Missy Borel, served as the founding manager of the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist and doctoral student Corwin Parker examines a nematode specimen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nematologist and doctoral student Corwin Parker examines a nematode specimen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist and doctoral student Corwin Parker examines a nematode specimen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A chocolate tree? You bet! Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager at the Botanical Conservatory, checks out a cacao tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A chocolate tree? You bet! Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager at the Botanical Conservatory, checks out a cacao tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A chocolate tree? You bet! Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager at the Botanical Conservatory, checks out a cacao tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:44 PM

Edible Flowers: Fragrant and Tasty Treats

Lavender flower bracts, UC ANR

Edible flowers can be found in many backyard landscapes and herb gardens. Many annuals and...

Posted on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 5:00 AM
  • Author: Kim Schwind

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