I always thought the red-hot poker was primarily red.
This one in the Storer Gardens at the University of California, Davis, was mostly yellow.
It was Saturday, Dec....
BEELINE--A pollen-packed honey bee makes a beeline for a red-hot poker, variety "Christmas Cheer," in the Storer Gardens at UC Davis. The date: Dec. 20, five days before Christmas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red-Hot Poker in Storer Gardens
RED-HOT POKER--The red-hot poker, variety "Christmas Cheer," brightens the Storer Gardens at UC Davis. A bench awaits visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
American humorist-entertainer Will Rogers said "I never met a man I didn't like."
I wonder if he would have said the same thing about insects.
THE ARTIST--Noted artist Catherine Chalmers will speak on "Sex, Food Chains and Cockroaches" from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the Wyatt Pavilion, UC Davis.
THE COCKROACH--The cockroach, whether rain-drenched or not, is not one of the public's favorite insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Okay, what are the answers?
In a prior blog, we listed several questions asked at the Linnaean Games, a college-bowl type of quiz that’s a...
Pondering a Question
PONDERING A QUESTION are (from left) the UC Riverside team of Jennifer Henke, Casey Butler, Jason Mottern and Rebeccah Waterworth. UC Riverside won the Linnaean Games. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
WE WON!--Casey Butler exults as he breaks the dead heat, giving UC Riverside the win in the 2008 Linnaean Games. From left are Jennifer Henke, Casey Butler, Jason Mottern and Rebeccah Waterworth at the moment they realized they'd won. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Team
UC DAVIS TEAM--Pondering a question are (from left) Hillary Thomas, Andrew Pedersen, Dominic Reisig and Michael Branstetter. Pederson and Reisig study with their major professor Larry Godfrey, who was on the University of Kentucky championship team in 1983 that won the second annual Linnean Games. Thomas' major professor is Frank Zalom and Branstetter's major professor is Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)