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Feuding, Bigamy and Tunneling: Hear About The Eccentric Life of Entomologist Harrison Dyar

Entomologist Marc E. Epstein researched, wrote and published

Former Smithsonian entomologist Harrison G. Dyar, noted for his research on moths and butterflies, was not your typical entomologist. He feuded with fellow entomologists, was a bigamist (married to two wives at the same time) and caused an uproar when a...

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Pollinator Pavilion: A Prized Exhibit at UC Davis Picnic Day

Monarch butterfly nectaring on plants inside the 2015 Pollination Pavilion enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinator Pavilion. Picnic Day. They go together like honey bees on bee balm and bumble bees on tomatoes.  When you attend the 102nd annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 16, be sure to head over to Briggs Hall, Kleiber Hall...

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:03 PM

Rest in Peace, Pollinator Partner

Xena the Warrior Princess checks out a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We lost our Pollinator Partner today. Xena the Warrior Princess, a 16-year-old tuxedo cat that we rescued from the pound, crossed the Rainbow Bridge today in a local veterinarian's office. We had her 16 years, or if cats have staff, we were her staff...

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Real Reason for Flowers? It's All About Sex

Entomologist Stephen Buchmann talks about the nests of carpenter bees at The Bee Course, an annual summer workshop in Arizona sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History.  (Photo courtesy of Robbin Thorp)

You could say that noted entomologist/author Stephen Buchmann has a thing for buds, bees, beetles and butterflies...buds that burst into flowers, and bugs that burst into pollinators. The UC Davis-trained entomologist, author of the newly published...

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:24 PM

When Material Possessions Tear at the Very Fabric of Our Lives

Monarch butterfly spreading its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When material possessions tear at the very fabric of our lives, it's time to re-weave and re-think. “Gimme more, gimme more, gimme more!” seems to be the mantra of the rich and famous and the faux rich and famous. From my perspective: It's...

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 1:00 AM

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