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Professor Phil Ward: Our Friends, the Ants

UC Davis Professor Phil Ward delivered a presentation on

If you missed the family-friendly seminar on ants by UC Davis Professor Phil Ward on Feb. 20 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month, not to worry. "All About Ants II" is posted on YouTube at https://youtu.be/d8eRNsD8dxo. Ward, known for...

UC Davis Professor Phil Ward delivered a presentation on
UC Davis Professor Phil Ward delivered a presentation on "All About Ants" at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month on Feb. 20. It is now on YouTube. Photos are by Alex Wild. (Screen shot)

UC Davis Professor Phil Ward delivered a presentation on "All About Ants" at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month on Feb. 20. It is now on YouTube. Photos are by Alex Wild. (Screen shot)

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

UC Davis-Based Projects: To Bee or Not to Bee?

A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

To bee or not to bee? That's a crucial question as the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month, Honey Bee Haven and the California Master Beekeeper Program scramble for funds between now and Sunday, Feb. 28. That's when the UC...

A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month showcases 12 museums or collections this year, including the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This image shows butterflies from Belize, part of the Bohart collection. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and a blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damo, according to entomologist Jeff Smiths who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month showcases 12 museums or collections this year, including the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This image shows butterflies from Belize, part of the Bohart collection. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and a blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damo, according to entomologist Jeff Smiths who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month showcases 12 museums or collections this year, including the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This image shows butterflies from Belize, part of the Bohart collection. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and a blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damo, according to entomologist Jeff Smiths who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

UC Davis to Celebrate 'Bio Day' on Saturday, Feb. 20

The line-up on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month live talks. (Screen shot)

It's "Bio Day" on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the University of California, Davis. That's when UC Davis will celebrate the "bio" (life) in both biodiversity and biochemistry with special events open to the public. Biodiversity? Three presentations sponsored...

The line-up on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month live talks. (Screen shot)
The line-up on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month live talks. (Screen shot)

The line-up on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month live talks. (Screen shot)

When UC Davis Professor Jonathan Eisen read on Twitter that the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes would be both fun and educational, he commented:
When UC Davis Professor Jonathan Eisen read on Twitter that the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes would be both fun and educational, he commented: "And who ever said Biochemistry Quizzes weren't fun. Silly people. They are fun." (Screen shot)

When UC Davis Professor Jonathan Eisen read on Twitter that the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes would be both fun and educational, he commented: "And who ever said Biochemistry Quizzes weren't fun. Silly people. They are fun." (Screen shot)

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:55 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Program on Social Behavior of Bees, Focusing on Orchid Bees

An orchid bee, easily distinguished by its brilliant  coloration. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

Those charismatic and utterly spectacular orchid bees will take center stage in a virtual presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 10, as part of the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month program. Postdoctoral researcher Nick Saleh of...

An orchid bee, easily distinguished by its brilliant  coloration. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)
An orchid bee, easily distinguished by its brilliant coloration. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

An orchid bee, easily distinguished by its brilliant coloration. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)
An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

A marked Euglossa dilemma female on a nest. (Photo by Thomas Eltz)
A marked Euglossa dilemma female on a nest. (Photo by Thomas Eltz)

A marked Euglossa dilemma female on a nest. (Photo by Thomas Eltz)

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

Plans for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month Moving Right Along

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month website is posting the activities being held this month.

Just like a UC Davis double-decker bus, plans are moving right along for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month), being celebrated throughout the month of February. Remember last year? On Feb. 15, 2020, just before the pandemic hit, 4000 people...

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month website is posting the activities being held this month.
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month website is posting the activities being held this month.

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month website is posting the activities being held this month.

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day coordinator Tabatha Yang shows butterflies to youths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Yang serves as the education and outreach coordinator of the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day coordinator Tabatha Yang shows butterflies to youths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Yang serves as the education and outreach coordinator of the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day coordinator Tabatha Yang shows butterflies to youths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Yang serves as the education and outreach coordinator of the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 3:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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