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Come for the Flowers, Stay for the Bugs

A honey bee foraging on a redbud, Cercis canadensis, at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're going to the UC Davis Arboretum Member Appreciation Plant Sale, set Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, you'll be in plant heaven. You'll see drought-tolerant plants, plants perfect for...

A honey bee foraging on a redbud, Cercis canadensis, at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a redbud, Cercis canadensis, at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a redbud, Cercis canadensis, at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This bug will greet you in the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This bug will greet you in the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This bug will greet you in the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Buggy eyes, long antennae and a colorful body characterize this garden art in the UC Davis Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Buggy eyes, long antennae and a colorful body characterize this garden art in the UC Davis Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Buggy eyes, long antennae and a colorful body characterize this garden art in the UC Davis Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Oregon grape, Berberis aquifolium, glows in the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An Oregon grape, Berberis aquifolium, glows in the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Oregon grape, Berberis aquifolium, glows in the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Mayflies, Fish and the Fusion of Art and Science

Retired marine fisheries specialist Chris DeWees fuses art with science.

This week while searching through backyard  photos, I came across a mayfly I photographed on July 1, 2012 on our flowering artichoke. It looked like a little ol' man skiing through a purple landscape of spiked petals. How did the mayfly wind up on...

Retired marine fisheries specialist Chris DeWees fuses art with science.
Retired marine fisheries specialist Chris DeWees fuses art with science.

Retired marine fisheries specialist Chris DeWees fuses art with science.

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale!

Honey bee heading toward a bulbine (Bulbine frutesens). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed the first fall plant sale at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, you're in luck. The next public sale is Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We attended the sale on Saturday, Oct. 11 and it was the equivalent of...

Honey bee heading toward a bulbine (Bulbine frutesens). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee heading toward a bulbine (Bulbine frutesens). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee heading toward a bulbine (Bulbine frutesens). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on a blanket flower (Gallardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on a blanket flower (Gallardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on a blanket flower (Gallardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are some of the bee condos that bee enthusiast/UC Master Gardener Tom Tucker displayed at the Oct. 11 fall sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are some of the bee condos that bee enthusiast/UC Master Gardener Tom Tucker displayed at the Oct. 11 fall sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are some of the bee condos that bee enthusiast/UC Master Gardener Tom Tucker displayed at the Oct. 11 fall sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Plant enthusiasts attending the Oct. 11 fall sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Plant enthusiasts attending the Oct. 11 fall sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Plant enthusiasts attending the Oct. 11 fall sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Time for Celebration and Nostalgia

It was a time for celebration and a time for nostalgia. The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program, an innovative program that fuses art with science--and science with art--took shape 17 years ago, co-founded and co-directed by entomologist/artist ...


""Rock artist" Donna Billick with Terry Nathan, UC Davis professor of atmospheric science. He teaches photography in the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Rock artist" Donna Billick with Terry Nathan, UC Davis professor of atmospheric science. He teaches photography in the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology 01 student Justine Abbott, majoring in biological sciences, created this work on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa manderinia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology 01 student Justine Abbott, majoring in biological sciences, created this work on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa manderinia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology 01 student Justine Abbott, majoring in biological sciences, created this work on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa manderinia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology 01 student Eric Smith, majoring in biochemistry, titled his work on the walnut husk fly,
Entomology 01 student Eric Smith, majoring in biochemistry, titled his work on the walnut husk fly, "Look Into My Eyes." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology 01 student Eric Smith, majoring in biochemistry, titled his work on the walnut husk fly, "Look Into My Eyes." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Fusing Art With Science

UC Davis Art/Science Fusion co-founder and co-director Donna Billick with her mosaic ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, in the half-acre Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program is incredible. It's a program that, as the name indicates, fuses art and science. Science with art. On that note, two noteworthy events sponsored by the program will take place next week.  But first,...

UC Davis Art/Science Fusion co-founder and co-director Donna Billick with her mosaic ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, in the half-acre Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Art/Science Fusion co-founder and co-director Donna Billick with her mosaic ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, in the half-acre Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Art/Science Fusion co-founder and co-director Donna Billick with her mosaic ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, in the half-acre Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Self-described rock artist Donna Billick addresses the crowd at the opening of Nature's Gallery, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Self-described rock artist Donna Billick addresses the crowd at the opening of Nature's Gallery, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Self-described rock artist Donna Billick addresses the crowd at the opening of Nature's Gallery, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:53 PM

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