The rain and wind took turns destroying the flowers in our garden last Sunday in a siege not unlike a scene from The Wrestler.
The rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora) took a beating, but like Mickey Rourke, it will return.
Last year the...
Visitor in the garden
This little critter, probably a native bee, seems to be glaring at the photographer. The flower is a rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Claire Preston isn't a beekeeper but she's written an informative book titled Bee.
Published in 2006 by Reaktion Books, London, it's short, simple and sweet.
Her 10 chapters tantalize...
Queen Bee and Workers
QUEEN BEE (center with the dot) is tended by worker bees. Bees are social insects, creating a highly social organization with set duties and responsibilities. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It promises to attract a large crowd.
The UC Davis Center for Population Biology is planning a Darwin Day on Monday, Feb. 23.
If it sounds like a belated birthday party, it is and it isn't.
Darwin Day, billed as "a global celebration of science...
Charles Darwin: Birthday Boy
CHARLES DARWIN: BIRTHDAY BOY--This caricature of Charles Darwin perches on a shelf in the lab of UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Andrew Forbes. The UC Davis Center for Population Biology is sponsoring a Darwin Day at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Varsity Theater, 616 Second St., Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yes, and Briggs beckons.
"Midge madness" will occur from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 in 122 Briggs Hall on the University of California, Davis,...
MIDGE MADNESS--This photo, showing billions of midges, was taken during the peak of the midge emergence at Lake Myvatn, Iceland. (Photo courtesy of Claudio Gratton)
They're Down Under and on deadline.
Entomology professors Penny Gullan and Peter Cranston of the University of California, Davis, are finishing the fourth edition of their popular...
Douglas Williams and Penny Gullan
STUDYING INSECTS--University of California, Davis entomologist Penny Gullan, a native of Australia, and noted British entomologist Douglas Williams collaborate on insect scale taxonomy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC DAVIS ENTOMOLOGIST Peter Cranston looks over posters at the Entomological Society of America meeting, held recently in Reno. He and colleague Penny Gullan are now finishing the fourth edition of their textbook, "The Insects." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)