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A Bee Beard Like No Other
Posted 7/29/2014 - Bee scientists, beekeepers and bee photographers so love their bees that they can't get enough of them. So when the international Association for Communication Excellence (ACE), comprised of communicators, educators and information technologists in...

About Those Sleepovers...
Posted 7/28/2014 - We're receiving lots of inquiries about sleepovers ever since we began posting images of male longhorned bees, Melissodes agilis, sleeping on our lavender. Boys' Night Out! While the females sleep in their underground nests, the males cluster on stems....

Bumble Bees and Spiders Don't Mix?
Posted 7/25/2014 - Bumble bees and spiders don't mix, you say? Well, they will at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 26. The family-centered event, free and open to the public, takes place in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge...

So Beautful, So Exquisite
Posted 7/24/2014 - There's something about seeing a butterfly that makes your eyes light up, your smile widen, and your feet feel like skipping. Nature's joy.   So when I was over at Kaiser Permanente in Vacaville last Tuesday, I rejoiced at seeing a...

It's National Moth Week!
Posted 7/23/2014 - It's National Moth Week! The event, which runs through Sunday, celebrates "the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths," according to its website. Scientists and citizen scientists are encouraged to document their findings. It's now a worldwide...

What's New IPM

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH OIL?
Posted 10/23/2013 - Zooming across a lake on water skis, motoring to a fishing spot, cruising the islands on vacation, or navigating a sailboat through a crowded marina, boaters know that engines help make boating fun! Boat engines need fuel and lubricating oil that can...

What the Heck is Rock Snot?
Posted 9/11/2013 - This icky sounding aquatic invader threatens tourism, fisheries and even hydropower facilities that depend on our streams and rivers. Why? Rock snot, aka didymo (Didymosphaenia geminata), is a one-celled alga or diatom. Each tiny didymo grows a...

Rat on Aquatic Invaders!
Posted 9/6/2013 - Who ya gonna call? If you spot a suspected aquatic invader, where you report it depends on the critter or weed. Remember to take photos with a camera or, even better, geo-tag them with a smartphone. Take a snapshot that shows just where you saw the...

Decon Aquatic Invaders!
Posted 8/30/2013 - How can boaters, anglers, and anyone else who works or plays in wet places help stop aquatic invasive species from conquering new territory? Decon (decontamination) is critical. Invaders can hide in mud on the tread of your boots, cling to the hem of...

California Ground Squirrel Name Change
Posted 8/14/2009 - The California Ground Squirrel's scientific name has changed from Spermophilus beecheyi to Ostospermophilus beecheyi.

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