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Some Very Hungry Caterpillars

Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.

What an amazing photo! Vacaville resident Cindy Carmouche, a nurse at Kaiser Permanente, captured a photo of early instar redhumped caterpillars eating her French prune leaves. One look at this photo and you will marvel at some v-e-r-y hungry...

Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.
Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.

Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.

This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Seeing Spots--12 of Them

A twelve-spotted dragonfly. Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The most common dragonfly in our little family bee garden is the red flameskimmer, Libellula saturata. Last Sunday, however, a new species arrived--a male twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella), as identified by naturalist Greg Kareofelas of...

A twelve-spotted dragonfly. Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A twelve-spotted dragonfly. Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A twelve-spotted dragonfly. Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seeing spots--12 of them. This is a male twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Seeing spots--12 of them. This is a male twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seeing spots--12 of them. This is a male twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM

A Little Wind Beneath His Wings

Caught in flight: Flameskimmer dragonfly,Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was windy enough to trigger a small craft advisory. Yet here comes a flameskimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) around noon on Monday, Memorial Day, circling our little bee garden. He chases a few flying insects around and then perches on a bamboo...

Caught in flight: Flameskimmer dragonfly,Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Caught in flight: Flameskimmer dragonfly,Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Caught in flight: Flameskimmer dragonfly,Libellula saturata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Small craft advisory! A gust of wind tousles the wings of Big Red, the flameskimmer dragonfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Small craft advisory! A gust of wind tousles the wings of Big Red, the flameskimmer dragonfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Small craft advisory! A gust of wind tousles the wings of Big Red, the flameskimmer dragonfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A different view. Flameskimmer dragonfly on his bamboo perch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A different view. Flameskimmer dragonfly on his bamboo perch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A different view. Flameskimmer dragonfly on his bamboo perch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Name That Bug! What About Bob?

Theme of the Bohart Museum open house on May 17 is

Naming a child or a pet takes some major thought and requires some major decisions. Naming our son was easy. We opted for family names handed down 200 years ago. A puppy? When we acquired a half-St. Bernard, half-German Shepherd mix (the same breed as...

Theme of the Bohart Museum open house on May 17 is
Theme of the Bohart Museum open house on May 17 is "Name that Bug! How about Bob?" This is UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey doing research on Alcatraz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Theme of the Bohart Museum open house on May 17 is "Name that Bug! How about Bob?" This is UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey doing research on Alcatraz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:14 PM

Bee All You Can Bee

Several years after it was planted, the bee garden looked quite mature. This photo was taken May 22, 2012. This year it is five years old. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to celebrate! The UC Davis Departmentof Entomology and Nematology has scheduled a fifth anniversary celebration of  its bee garden on Saturday, May 2. It's difficult to believe that the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is five years old. But...

Several years after it was planted, the bee garden looked quite mature. This photo was taken May 22, 2012. This year it is five years old. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Several years after it was planted, the bee garden looked quite mature. This photo was taken May 22, 2012. This year it is five years old. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Several years after it was planted, the bee garden looked quite mature. This photo was taken May 22, 2012. This year it is five years old. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:33 PM

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