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Helicoptering in on the Spanish Lavender
Posted 3/28/2017 - If you like writing with light (photography), then you'll probably love capturing images of honey bees spinning like helicopters. In the late afternoon, when the light softens, head over to your favorite Spanish lavender patch. Pull up a chair, listen...

A Summit to Save the Butterflies
Posted 3/27/2017 - Let's wing it, they said. And they did. But this event wasn't "winged"; it was well planned and rooted in educational information. Wings? A reference to the flutter of the ever decreasing butterfly wings. The occasion? The inaugural "Wing It"...

There's Gold on Them Thar Roses
Posted 3/24/2017 - There's gold on them thar roses. No, not the kind of gold found during the California Gold Rush (1848–1855) that brought some 300,000 folks to the Golden State. These are gold eggs from the multicolored Asian beetle, Harmonia axyridis, that...

Educating the Public About the Bees: Beekeepers Meet the Public at Cal Ag Day
Posted 3/23/2017 - "How are the bees doing this year?" That was the most commonly asked question at the California State Beekeepers' Association (CSBA) booth during the California Agriculture Day on Wednesday, March 22 on the west lawn of the State Capitol. The annual...

Congrats, UC Davis Ecologist Louie Yang
Posted 3/22/2017 - Congratulations, Louie Yang! The ecologist, an associate professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, has been named the faculty recipient of the 2017 Eleanor and Harry Walker Academic Advising Award from the College of Agricultural and...

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