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Tabatha Yang of Bohart Museum Lauded for Outstanding Service

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows butterfly specimens to a group of students. She received a Citation for Excellence from the UC Davis Staff Assembly for outstanding contributions. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology came out in force on Monday, June 26 to honor Tabatha Yang,  the recipient of the top award in the service category of the UC Davis Staff Assembly's Citation for Excellence Program. Yang, who joined the Bohart...

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:44 PM

UC Davis Commencement Speaker: Upholding the Standard of a Healthy Flatworm

Student speaker Hannah Trumbull is flanked by Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter.

“Nematodes” and “commencement” don't usually appear together in the same sentence. But they did when UC Davis student Hannah Trumbull, a human development major and political science minor from Albany, Calif., delivered her...

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Why We Want Our Bees to Be 'In the Pink!

Two honey bees nearly collide over this pink zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees are known to prefer yellow and blue flowers, but pink suits them just fine, too. Here's proof: Two honey bees nearly collide over a pink zinnia. Another honey bee burrows into a pink oxalis. A young honey bee takes a liking to a pink...

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Why We Need to Push for Pollinator Protection

Entomologist May Berenbaum  photographs a bee on a pomegranate tree at the UC Davis bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, during her May 2014 visit to the campus. With her is Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, now retired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 10th annual National Pollinator Week ends Sunday, June 25, and what an opportunity it's been to showcase our pollinators! As noted entomologist May Berenbaum pointed out, it's "a celebration of Earth's 100,000-plus animal species that, by...

Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Kate Frey: How to Attract Pollinators

Award-winning garden designer, author and pollinator specialist Kate Frey addresses a recent crowd at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. Her topic:

It's National Pollinator Week and you might be wondering where your pollinators are.  “I'd love to attract honey bees, bumble bees and other pollinators, but what can I do?" you ask. "Where do I start?" So we asked world-class garden...

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:09 PM

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