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Posts Tagged: Eli Sarnat

They Want the Weather to 'Bee Nice'

View of the Davis Bee Sanctuary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains,” according to a signature song in the musical, My Fair Lady. Don’t tell that to Derek Downey, who has been trying to schedule the grand opening of the Davis Bee Sanctuary now for the past two weeks. It...

View of the Davis Bee Sanctuary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
View of the Davis Bee Sanctuary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

View of the Davis Bee Sanctuary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If the weather cooperates, visitors to the Davis Bee Sanctuary can see foragers on the nearby blossoms. This one is on a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If the weather cooperates, visitors to the Davis Bee Sanctuary can see foragers on the nearby blossoms. This one is on a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If the weather cooperates, visitors to the Davis Bee Sanctuary can see foragers on the nearby blossoms. This one is on a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Davis Bee Sanctuary: The Place to 'Bee'

Derek Downey checks out a birdhouse filled with bees. The bees swarmed March 30 and are now established in a once-vacant bee box in the sanctuary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

(Note: Due to a forecast of heavy rain,  the grand opening originally scheduled March 24 is now Saturday, March 31. The blog below reflects the change.) The Davis Bee Sanctuary is the place to "bee" on Saturday, March 31.That's when the Davis Bee...

Derek Downey checks out a birdhouse filled with bees. The bees swarmed March 30 and are now established in a once-vacant bee box in the sanctuary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Derek Downey checks out a birdhouse filled with bees. The bees swarmed March 30 and are now established in a once-vacant bee box in the sanctuary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Derek Downey checks out a birdhouse filled with bees. The bees swarmed March 30 and are now established in a once-vacant bee box in the sanctuary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Melanie Lataste examines a frame of honey. She  and her husband, Pierre Arrial, are new members of the Bee Collective.
Melanie Lataste examines a frame of honey. She and her husband, Pierre Arrial, are new members of the Bee Collective.

Melanie Lataste examines a frame of honey. She and her husband, Pierre Arrial, are new members of the Bee Collective.

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Know Your Ants

Argentine Ant

  Know your ants. If you want to identify red imported fire ants and other invasive ants found in the Pacific Island region, a newly launched Web site by an entomology graduate student at the University of...

Argentine Ant
Argentine Ant

HEAD OF ARGENTINE ANT--This automontage of an Argentine ant is the work of Eli Sarnat at the University of California, Davis. Sarnat has just launched an interactive ant key to help professionals and non-professionals identify ants. See Web site at http://www.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/PIAkey/index.html.

Eli Sarnat
Eli Sarnat

ANT SPECIALIST--Eli Sarnat, a graduate student in the Phil Ward lab at the University of California, Davis, has just launched an interactive Web site on invasive ants of the Pacific region. The key includes 15 species recorded in California. See Web site at http://www.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/PIAkey/index.html.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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