Posts Tagged: habitat
Solar energy should not only be used to benefit global sustainability, but to protect our global ecological systems, including climate, air quality, water and wildlife, says...
Solar energy can be used to protect pollinator habitat, according to a research paper published July 9 in the journal Nature. This is Anthophora urbana, a ground-nesting solitary bee which has a broad distribution including the Mojave Desert. It is a floral generalist collecting pollen and nectar from many species of plants, says UC Davis entomologist Leslie Saul-Gershenz. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)
Native bee Megachile sp. on Mentzelia flower in the Mojave Desert. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)
What native California plants are best for attracting pollinators? That's a question often asked. Now for answers. Three pollination ecologists from the University of...
Phacelia campanularia was one of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. Here a honey bee sips nectar from a blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are some of the 43 plants tested in the UC Davis research garden. This is an illustration from the research paper. (Photos by Ola Lundin)
"When's the next public tour of Kate Frey's garden?" That's a question we're often asked and now we have an answer: Saturday, Oct. 7. World-class bee garden designer and...
This is the Hopland home of Kate and Ben Frey, featuring gardens by Kate and rustic structures and whimsical art by Ben. (Photo by Kate Frey)
A bumble bee and honey bee share teasel in the Frey gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An inviting path in the Frey gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A little philanthropy goes a long way. Especially when it comes to small-scale monarch conservation projects. Think "Monarch Starter Set." And it's just in time for...
The monarch starter set: a zippered, meshed habitat, and a sturdy, broad-based, narrow-necked bottle. Fill with water and milkweed and add monarch caterpillars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The caterpillars have formed chrysalids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarchs are about to eclose from these chrysalids. You can see them inside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch has just eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch ready for release. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly released male monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Talk about not getting the memo. We walked into our little pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif., this afternoon to cut a few tropical milkweed stems to feed the indoor...
Newest monarch caterpillar retrieved today (Nov. 29) from tropical milkweed in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The setup: zippered mesh butterfly habitat and a tequila bottle filled with water and milkweed stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)