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Medfly Wars

Mediterranean fruit fly

  “The war is over—again,” wrote reporter Pat Brennan of the Orange County Register in a news article published Aug. 14. Brennan was referring to the war against the Mediterranean fruit fly, a tiny pest that targets some 260...

Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 2:12 PM

If I Were a Carpenter...Bee

Male Carpenter Bee

“I’ve got black bumblebees buzzing around our backyard like crazy,” the caller said. “They’re loud. Very loud. They’re dive-bombing and scaring the cat and dog. I’ve never seen anything like...

Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 6:36 PM
Tags: bumblebees (1), carpenter bees (7), pest (52), pollinators (28), Robbin Thorp (221)

The Sting

The Sting

Ouch! So, you’ve been stung by a bee. If you’re a beekeeper, an occasional sting is a natural part of beekeeping. UC Davis apiculturist Eric Mussen says that the average beekeeper may be stung approximately 3000 times a year. Mussen...

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 6:20 PM

Writing with Light

Ten-lined June beetle

I've always loved the wit and wisdom of insect-inspired poets. God in His wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why. - - Ogden Nash "The Fly" We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how...

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 5:55 PM
Tags: bee (7), bugs (15), insects (57), mosquito (17), photography (4), ten-lined June beetle (1), writing with light (1)

California's Gold and Nature's Gallery


When the California State Fair, Sacramento, opens Friday, Aug. 15 for an 18-day run, don't miss "California's Gold" and "Nature's Gallery" in the UC Davis Centennial Pavilion (Building 3). The 6,000-square-foot pavilion will showcase...

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2008 at 6:55 PM

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