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Butterfly Ballet

A Western tiger swallowtail nectarine on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you plant it, they will come. Western tiger swallowtails (Papilio rutulus) can't get enough of our butterfly bush. For the first time ever, we saw two of them and managed to get both in the same image. Courtship? Curiosity? Chance...

A Western tiger swallowtail nectarine on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western tiger swallowtail nectarine on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail nectarine on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mirror image! A Western tiger swallowtail spots a member of its species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mirror image! A Western tiger swallowtail spots a member of its species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mirror image! A Western tiger swallowtail spots a member of its species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, hello there! A Western tiger swallowtail checks out another one. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Well, hello there! A Western tiger swallowtail checks out another one. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, hello there! A Western tiger swallowtail checks out another one. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's up, up and away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's up, up and away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's up, up and away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 8:34 PM

So You Want to Be a Beekeeper...

UC Davis Extension apiculturist Elina Niño (left) explaining bee biology. At right is staff research associate Bernardo Niño, her husband. They will teach two short courses in September. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to be a beekeeper...but you don't know where to begin.  You're in luck. Bee experts at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, University of California, Davis, are planning two short courses or sessions in...

UC Davis Extension apiculturist Elina Niño (left) explaining bee biology. At right is staff research associate Bernardo Niño, her husband. They will teach two short courses in September. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Extension apiculturist Elina Niño (left) explaining bee biology. At right is staff research associate Bernardo Niño, her husband. They will teach two short courses in September. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Extension apiculturist Elina Niño (left) explaining bee biology. At right is staff research associate Bernardo Niño, her husband. They will teach two short courses in September. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees, as seen through a bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees, as seen through a bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees, as seen through a bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 8:23 PM

'The Astonishing Ant Man' Jack Longino to Speak at UC Davis

A side view of the new ant species Eurhopalothrix zipacna that Jack Longino discovered in Central America. (Photo by Jack Longino)

John "Jack" Longino knows his ants. "We share the planet with millions of species, and many of them are insects," says Longino, professor and associate chair of biology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and the adjunct curator of...

A side view of the new ant species Eurhopalothrix zipacna that Jack Longino discovered in Central America. (Photo by Jack Longino)
A side view of the new ant species Eurhopalothrix zipacna that Jack Longino discovered in Central America. (Photo by Jack Longino)

A side view of the new ant species Eurhopalothrix zipacna that Jack Longino discovered in Central America. (Photo by Jack Longino)

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Great ESA Student Debate Topic: Neonics

The UC Davis team included (from left) Margaret “Rei” Scampavia, Ralph Washington Jr., Jenny Carlson, captain Mohammad-Amir Aghaee and Danny Klittich. At far right is ESA president Frank Zalom of UC Davis who presented the team with its award. (Photo by Trav Williams of Broken Banjo Photography)

It was great to see the Entomological Society of America (ESA) select "neonicotinoids" as a student debate topic for its recent meeting in Portland, Ore. Bee health is a challenge, and this hot topic tied in with ESA President Frank Zalom's theme...

The UC Davis team included (from left) Margaret “Rei” Scampavia, Ralph Washington Jr., Jenny Carlson, captain Mohammad-Amir Aghaee and Danny Klittich. At far right is ESA president Frank Zalom of UC Davis who presented the team with its award. (Photo by Trav Williams of Broken Banjo Photography)
The UC Davis team included (from left) Margaret “Rei” Scampavia, Ralph Washington Jr., Jenny Carlson, captain Mohammad-Amir Aghaee and Danny Klittich. At far right is ESA president Frank Zalom of UC Davis who presented the team with its award. (Photo by Trav Williams of Broken Banjo Photography)

The UC Davis team included (from left) Margaret “Rei” Scampavia, Ralph Washington Jr., Jenny Carlson, captain Mohammad-Amir Aghaee and Danny Klittich. At far right is ESA president Frank Zalom of UC Davis who presented the team with its award. (Photo by Trav Williams of Broken Banjo Photography

The Auburn University team included (from left) alternate Zi Ye, and members Carl Clem, Julian Golec, Adekunle Adesanya, Matthew Burrows, and Olufemi Ajayi, captain.
The Auburn University team included (from left) alternate Zi Ye, and members Carl Clem, Julian Golec, Adekunle Adesanya, Matthew Burrows, and Olufemi Ajayi, captain.

The Auburn University team included (from left) alternate Zi Ye, and members Carl Clem, Julian Golec, Adekunle Adesanya, Matthew Burrows, and Olufemi Ajayi, captain.

Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 4:14 PM

One Last Look at the Almonds 'n the Bees

Honey bee foraging on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

While other parts of the country are buried in snow, California's Central Valley is just finishing up its almond pollination season. In actuality, those fragile white petals fluttering to the ground in the Central Valley are a different kind of...

Honey bee foraging on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen-packing honey bee dives in head first. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollen-packing honey bee dives in head first. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen-packing honey bee dives in head first. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Land around an almond tree on Bee Biology Road is being prepared for UC Davis pollination ecology plots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Land around an almond tree on Bee Biology Road is being prepared for UC Davis pollination ecology plots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Land around an almond tree on Bee Biology Road is being prepared for UC Davis pollination ecology plots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:40 PM

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