Ladybugs are easy to "spot." As soon as the weather warms and those dratted plant-sucking aphids emerge, here come the polka-dotted ladybugs. The prey and the predator. The pest and the beneficial...
It's not too early to start thinking about NPW.NPW? National Pollinator Week. The fourth annual National Pollinator Week, set June 21-27, is a time not only to remember the pollinators, but to...
Almond Tree at the Laidlaw Facility
Buds 'n Blossoms
The arthropod community at UC Davis--and beyond--has circled the date, Wednesday, Feb. 24. It's not just the last Wednesday of the month. That's when insect biologist Rosemary Gillespie, director...
Robbin Thorp's many areas of expertise include the amazing diversity of native bees. He'll discuss their diversity, nesting habits and nest site requirements when he addresses the 2010 Bee...
It's not spring, but don't tell that to the folks at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis.Today bee breeder-geneticist Michael "Kim"...
Examining Almond Blossoms
Lovely almond blossoms