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Haven Is the Place to 'Bee' for Junior Gardeners on March 30

Gardening tools for youngsters at the UC Davis Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. A Junior Bee Gardeners' Day is set from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is the place to "bee" on Saturday, March 30 for youngsters who want to learn more about honey bees and native bees. The bee haven, operated and maintained by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is sponsoring a Junior Bee Gardeners' Day from 9...

Gardening tools for youngsters at the UC Davis Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. A Junior Bee Gardeners' Day is set from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gardening tools for youngsters at the UC Davis Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. A Junior Bee Gardeners' Day is set from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gardening tools for youngsters at the UC Davis Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. A Junior Bee Gardeners' Day is set from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A six-foot-long ceramic and mosaic sculpture,
A six-foot-long ceramic and mosaic sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A six-foot-long ceramic and mosaic sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children enjoying the  Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Children enjoying the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children enjoying the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This sign greets Junior Bee Gardeners at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This sign greets Junior Bee Gardeners at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This sign greets Junior Bee Gardeners at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Weed science podcasts

Growing the Valley podcast-Hanson

Have you listened to a Growing the Valley podcast? Here are a couple you might want to check out. Old and New Perennial Weeds with Dr. Brad Hanson In this short episode, Phoebe Gordon chats with Dr. Brad Hanson, Weed Specialist with UC Davis. They talk about perennial weed management, as well...

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1:40 PM
Tags: herbicide (56), herbicide resistance (86), orchard (8), weed (13), weed management (20)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

Painted Ladies: What a Delight to See!

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, nectars on five-spot, Nemophilia maculate, Wednesday afternoon, in the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In between the rains today, we saw them. So beautiful!  Painted ladies, Vanessa cardui, nectaring in patches of colorful wildflowers in the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located behind the Mann Laboratory on University of California, Davis campus. The migratory butterflies,...

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, nectars on five-spot, Nemophilia maculate, Wednesday afternoon, in the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, nectars on five-spot, Nemophilia maculate, Wednesday afternoon, in the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, nectars on five-spot, Nemophilia maculate, Wednesday afternoon, in the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tidy tips, Layia platyglossa, in the UC Davis Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG) drew painted ladies, Vanessa cardui, on  Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tidy tips, Layia platyglossa, in the UC Davis Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG) drew painted ladies, Vanessa cardui, on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tidy tips, Layia platyglossa, in the UC Davis Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG) drew painted ladies, Vanessa cardui, on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign welcomes visitors to the UC Davis Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). It is located behind Lot 26, behind the Mann Laboratory, off Kleiber Hall Drive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sign welcomes visitors to the UC Davis Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). It is located behind Lot 26, behind the Mann Laboratory, off Kleiber Hall Drive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign welcomes visitors to the UC Davis Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). It is located behind Lot 26, behind the Mann Laboratory, off Kleiber Hall Drive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5:20 PM

Delta Conservancy seeking partners for Arundo control and habitat restoration in the Delta

Figure 7. Habitat restoration work in progress at the Emigh R. Livestock / Ulatis Creek Arundo control and habitat enhancement project site. SRCD staff are broadcast-seeding the restoration site with native forbs and grasses using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Arundo donax is devastating to riparian habitat and becoming increasingly widespread in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta. To counter this growing problem, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (Delta Conservancy) envisions a delta-wide, long-term Arundo Control and Restoration...

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Painted Ladies on the Move

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The painted ladies are on the move. Have you seen these migratory butterflies, Vanessa cardui, passing through California on their way to the Pacific Northwest? Me? No! Zero. Zilch. Zip. But butterfly guru Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, who has monitored the...

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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