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Pitch It, Plant It, Grow It

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

What a great idea! The Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center on the UC Davis campus is spearheading a "Pitch & Plant Gardening Contest." They're looking for folks to (1) pitch an idea for a raised bed and (2) plant it and nurture it from...

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5:51 PM

A Butterfly Ballet at a Special Place

The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)sips nectar from a butterfly bush in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ruth Charlotte Risdon Storer (1888-1986) would have been proud. The garden that bears her name in the UC Davis Arboretum is Nature at its Best, especially this time of year. It's better known as the Storer Garden, but a plaque spells out the entire...

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 6:18 PM

Celebrating the Honey Bees and Earth Day

Two honey bees forage in the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doom or gloom? Boom or bloom? Today is Earth Day, and millions of folks around the world stopped--at least for a moment--to pay tribute to the 46th annual observance. They planted trees, weeded their gardens, greeted pollinators, or just thought about...

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 6:18 PM

How to Bee All You Can Bee

A drone fly on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee is a bee is a bee. A fly is a fly is a fly. Thank you, Gertrude Stein. If you've ever wanted to learn how to tell the difference between a honey bee and a drone fly, head over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis,...

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Going Native with the Native Bees

Male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, nectaring on salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to learn more about native bees, mark your calendar for Saturday, April 23.  That's when the Davis Science Collective, a group of STEM graduate students at UC Davis who like to get together and do science outreach in their spare time,...

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:49 PM

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