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Of Ants, Hummingbird Feeders and Feelings

Ants head for food on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How do you keep ants off your hummingbird feeders? That was a question a Bug Squad reader asked: "I was wondering if you had any tips on how to keep ants off and out of the...

Ants head for food on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ants head for food on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants head for food on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hummingbird heads for a feeder in Vacaville, Calif. This feeder has no ants. Note: don't use red food coloring in your feeders; many feeders now are of red glass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A hummingbird heads for a feeder in Vacaville, Calif. This feeder has no ants. Note: don't use red food coloring in your feeders; many feeders now are of red glass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hummingbird heads for a feeder in Vacaville, Calif. This feeder has no ants. Note: don't use red food coloring in your feeders; many feeders now are of red glass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:04 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

UC Davis Doctoral Candidate Brendon Boudinot Shares Expertise on Ants

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When doctoral candidate and entomologist extraordinaire Brendon Boudinot delivered his exit seminar on ants to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, he...

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot getting ready to present his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot getting ready to present his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot getting ready to present his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot tells the crowd we all share a common ancestor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot tells the crowd we all share a common ancestor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot tells the crowd we all share a common ancestor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Okay, we don't maybe generally care about the abdomen and maybe we don't care that much about insect genitalia, but I care about insect genitalia and a lot of insects do, too."--Brendon Boudinot (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Okay, we don't maybe generally care about the abdomen and maybe we don't care that much about insect genitalia, but I care about insect genitalia and a lot of insects do, too."--Brendon Boudinot (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Text of Brendon Boudinot's PowerPoint slides onto his face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Text of Brendon Boudinot's PowerPoint slides onto his face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Text of Brendon Boudinot's PowerPoint slides onto his face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot drew acclaim, admiration and applause at his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot drew acclaim, admiration and applause at his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot drew acclaim, admiration and applause at his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Doctoral Candidate Brendon Boudinot to Discuss Evolution of Insects at Exit Seminar

Brendon Boudinot, as a Bug Doctor at UC Davis Picnic Day, answers questions from visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He will walk folks through the evolution of the insects out of the ocean and into the air, and from the air back to the ground (in the case of ants). That's what doctoral...

Brendon Boudinot, as a Bug Doctor at UC Davis Picnic Day, answers questions from visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot, as a Bug Doctor at UC Davis Picnic Day, answers questions from visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot, as a Bug Doctor at UC Davis Picnic Day, answers questions from visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot smiles as he answers a question at the Linnaean Games. He served on--and anchored--three of the UC Davis Linnaean Games teams that won national or international ESA championships. The Linnaean Games are a lively question-and-answer, college bowl-style competition on entomological facts played between university-sponsored student teams.
Brendon Boudinot smiles as he answers a question at the Linnaean Games. He served on--and anchored--three of the UC Davis Linnaean Games teams that won national or international ESA championships. The Linnaean Games are a lively question-and-answer, college bowl-style competition on entomological facts played between university-sponsored student teams.

Brendon Boudinot smiles as he answers a question at the Linnaean Games. He served on--and anchored--three of the UC Davis Linnaean Games teams that won national or international ESA championships. The Linnaean Games are a lively question-and-answer, college bowl-style competition on entomological facts played between university-sponsored student teams.

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 1:52 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

How Do Monarchs Know When to Migrate? Bohart Museum Open House Jan. 18

Eight microscopes will be available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 18. Visitors can view the research projects of doctoral students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How do monarch butterflies know when to migrate? Take the case of a male monarch reared, released and tagged by Steven Johnson in a Washington State University...

Eight microscopes will be available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 18. Visitors can view the research projects of doctoral students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eight microscopes will be available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 18. Visitors can view the research projects of doctoral students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eight microscopes will be available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 18. Visitors can view the research projects of doctoral students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants will be the topic of Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This image shows emeritus professor Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley identifying insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ants will be the topic of Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This image shows emeritus professor Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley identifying insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants will be the topic of Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This image shows emeritus professor Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley identifying insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Pest Management

Corrie Moreau to Speak at UC Davis on 'The Evolution of Ants'

Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

For several weeks now, we've been watching colonies of carpenter ants in a Vacaville, Callif. park. They draw the attention of curious kids--some poke them with a stick,...

Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter ant activity in a Vacaville park. These are Camponotus semitestaceus, as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot,   (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Carpenter ant activity in a Vacaville park. These are Camponotus semitestaceus, as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot, (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter ant activity in a Vacaville park. These are Camponotus semitestaceus, as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot, (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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