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UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale: Think Pollinators!

A black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, forages on Purple Ginny salvia (sage). Sages are popular at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sales.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Think bees. Think butterflies. Think plants that will attract them. The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is hosting its first in a series of fall plant sales on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, UC Davis...

A black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, forages on Purple Ginny salvia (sage). Sages are popular at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sales.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, forages on Purple Ginny salvia (sage). Sages are popular at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sales.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, forages on Purple Ginny salvia (sage). Sages are popular at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sales.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, sips nectars from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, sips nectars from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, sips nectars from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-packing honey bee heads for rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora. This is one of the plants available at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale on Oct. 7. The plant yields red pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pollen-packing honey bee heads for rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora. This is one of the plants available at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale on Oct. 7. The plant yields red pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-packing honey bee heads for rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora. This is one of the plants available at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale on Oct. 7. The plant yields red pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM

How's Your Front Yard Looking?

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How's your front yard looking? A little bit brown due to the drought? Thinking of replacing some of your plants with drought-tolerant ones? And hoping to attract some bees, butterflies and other wildlife? You're in luck. The UC Davis Arboretum is...

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on pink chaparral current. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee on pink chaparral current. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on pink chaparral current. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bees (Halictus ligatus) on goldenrod. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sweat bees (Halictus ligatus) on goldenrod. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bees (Halictus ligatus) on goldenrod. (as identified by Robbin Thorp of UC Davis)on goldenrod. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

A syrphid fly, aka hover fly and flower fly, on Russian sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A syrphid fly, aka hover fly and flower fly, on Russian sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A syrphid fly, aka hover fly and flower fly, on Russian sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:27 PM
Tags: current (1), goldenrod (2), goldenrod (2), lantana (9), plant sale (6), sage (8), UC Davis Arboretum (30)

Behold the White-Lined Sphinx Moth

White-lined sphinx moth in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Our cat used to catch them. She'd bring them into the house and watch them flutter at our feet.  The white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata) flies during the day and at night. It's not a graceful flier. It bumbles along like Howard Hughes'...

White-lined sphinx moth in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
White-lined sphinx moth in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

White-lined sphinx moth in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

White-lined sphinx moth heads for salvia (sage). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
White-lined sphinx moth heads for salvia (sage). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

White-lined sphinx moth heads for salvia (sage). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

View from above of the white-lined sphinx moth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
View from above of the white-lined sphinx moth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

View from above of the white-lined sphinx moth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Sage Advice

Stunning Sage

Sage advice: If you're thinking of planting a bee friendly garden, think sage.Also commonly known as salvia, this bee friendly plant belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. The Salvia genus includes some 900 species, so your choices are good.Red, pink,...

Stunning Sage
Stunning Sage

HONEY BEE nectars from a blue sage, Salvia guaranitica, shortly after a carpenter bee pierced the calyx. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bluest of the Blue
Bluest of the Blue

BLUE INTENSITY of this sage is in sharp contrast to the amber-colored honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 8:06 PM
Tags: blue (2), honey bees (353), sage (8), Salvia guaranitica (1)

First Garden, First Hives, First Bees

Poster Child

This week (June 22-28) is National Pollinator Week, and what better time to celebrate the honey bee than now? The White House Victory Garden, planted the first day of spring on part of the South Lawn, now has thousands of new residents: honey bees (Apis...

Poster Child
Poster Child

THE HONEY BEE (Apis mellifera) is a cause for celebration during National Pollinator Week, June 22-28. This honey bee is nectaring sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 5:00 PM

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