If you see a patch of California native wildflowers known as "Tidy Tips," look closely. The yellow daisylike flower with white petals (Layia platyglossa) may yield a surprise visitor. You may see...
Patch of Tidy Tips
Sip of Nectar
The hunters are back.Ladybugs, aka ladybird beetles, are searching for aphids and other soft-bodied insects.If you see a ladybug (family Coccinellidae), odds are you'll see her prey, the...
Face to Face
It's a killer, pure and simple. But the issue is as complex as it comes. The malaria mosquito, from the genus Anopheles, infects some 350 to 500 million people a year, killing more than a million....
Walter Leal in lab
If you've ever strolled the streets of New York, you probably noticed a few honey bees here and there. Not the HIVES (they're illegal), but the BEES. Tomorrow, the New York Department of Health and...
Like Stained Glass
Take a close look. What's wrong with the first photo posted below this blog? If you're a beekeeper or someone who's been around bees, you'll know immediately. If not, you may look at the photo and...