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Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work!

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, is the center of attention. The bee, also known as

It's about connecting. It's about learning where parents work and what they do. It's about fun. That's what will happen on Thursday, April 28 during the annual "Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work" day at the University of California, Davis. The...

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5:44 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,...

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

Let's Have a Picnic!

Briggs Hall is a popular place at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. This year's Picnic Day is Saturday, April 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a picnic without bugs? Bugs may be uninvited guests at your family picnic, but at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day, set Saturday, April 16, bugs are not only invited, but more than welcome. And so are you, your family and friends. In fact,...

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Jupiter's Beard Makes the Cut

A honey bee foraging on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Clean-shaven it's not. Yet it's a cut above. For bees, syrphids and butterflies, the long-blooming Jupiter's Beard make the cut. Centranthus ruber, also known as Jupiter's Beard, Red Valerian, Kiss-Me-Quick, and Keys to Heaven, is a popular...

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 5:45 PM

A Jewel of a Gift

David Verity of Los Angeles gifting his collection of buprestid jewel beetles to Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey.

It's a jewel of a gift. David Verity of Los Angeles has just gifted the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, with his personal collection of buprestid jewel beetles. He is the former collection manager at the UCLA...

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:40 PM

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