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Bohart Museum Visitors: As Close as Davis and as Far Away as San Jose

Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When there's a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house, visitors come to listen, learn and explore. Such was the case during the Parasitoid Palooza open house last Saturday, Nov. 18 when area residents, including parents and their children, and...

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Speaking of Turkeys...

Wild turkeys foraging in an urban community. (Belinda Messenger-Sikes)

Many people this week are talking about turkeys. But not in the same way as us here at UC IPM. Wild turkey sightings have gone from being a rare occasion to becoming a common event in recent years, as their populations have exploded in some urban areas...

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Tags: control (23), feed (1), pest (42), UC IPM (120), urban (8), wild turkey (2), wildlife (4)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor of Weed Science

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Assistant Professor of Weed Science Penn State University   Faculty Announcement:  The Assistant Professor of Weed Science is a tenure-track faculty position with 60% extension and 40% research responsibilities. The successful candidate is...

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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UC Davis Doctoral Candidate Brendon Boudinot: Adding to Our Knowledge of Ants

Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.

If you attended the 2017 Entomological Society of America (ESA) meeting, held recently in Denver, you probably recognized a familiar face and his research. Myrmecologist (ant specialist) Brendon Boudinot, doctoral candidate in the Phil Ward lab, UC...

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Marsupials in your Backyard

Adult female opossum, with young on her back. (Alden M. Johnson, California Academy of Sciences)

Opossums are the only marsupial native to North America and are quite interesting animals. Female marsupials may be seen carrying their young in an abdominal pouch or sometimes on their back. But opossums can also be pests. This nocturnal animal can...

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:19 AM
Tags: Chagas disease (2), control (23), fleas (3), marsupial (1), opossum (1), pest (42), toxoplasmosis (1), UC IPM (120)

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