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Neal Williams Inducted as Fellow, California Academy of Sciences

Neal Williams, newly elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences,  is

The highly respected California Academy of Sciences greeted its 2019 Class of Fellows on Oct. 15, and one of them is a pollination ecologist from the University of California, Davis.  Professor Neal Williams of the UC Davis Department of...

Neal Williams, newly elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences,  is
Neal Williams, newly elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, is "widely known and respected for his excellence in research, extension, outreach, teaching and leadership," wrote nominator James R. Carey. Here Williams works on a bumble bee project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Neal Williams, newly elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, is "widely known and respected for his excellence in research, extension, outreach, teaching and leadership," wrote nominator James R. Carey. Here Williams works on a bumble bee project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bay Area Bee Fair on Oct. 13: The Place to 'Bee'

Black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on nectarine blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a fair. It's a party. It's a pollinator party. It's the Bay Area Bee Fair in Berkeley. And it's the place to be on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Berkeley Flea Market, located at Ashby BART. The second annual event, free and family friendly, is set...

Black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on nectarine blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on nectarine blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on nectarine blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus  vosnesenskii, nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bee, Bombus californicus, nectaring on blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bee, Bombus californicus, nectaring on blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bee, Bombus californicus, nectaring on blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and honey bee, Apis mellifera, sharing a purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and honey bee, Apis mellifera, sharing a purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and honey bee, Apis mellifera, sharing a purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp Began His Career Studying Honey Bees and Almonds

A honey bee packing pollen and nectaring on an almond blossom at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, he began his career studying honey bees. The late Robbin Thorp, the renowned UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology and global bee authority who will be memorialized at a celebration of life on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. in the...

A honey bee packing pollen and nectaring on an almond blossom at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee packing pollen and nectaring on an almond blossom at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee packing pollen and nectaring on an almond blossom at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In his retirement, Robbin Thorp co-authored  two books,
In his retirement, Robbin Thorp co-authored two books, "Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide" and "California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In his retirement, Robbin Thorp co-authored two books, "Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide" and "California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (left), legendary authority on bees, shows UC Davis alumnus Alex Wild the
Robbin Thorp (left), legendary authority on bees, shows UC Davis alumnus Alex Wild the "Miss Bee Haven" sculpture in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden on Bee Biology Road. Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis, is the curator of entomology at the University of Texas, Austin. This image was taken in 2008. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (left), legendary authority on bees, shows UC Davis alumnus Alex Wild the "Miss Bee Haven" sculpture in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden on Bee Biology Road. Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis, is the curator of entomology at the University of Texas, Austin. This image was taken in 2008. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Celebrating the Life of Robbin Thorp, Global Authority on Bees

The UC Davis Department of Entomology, Feb. 3, 1970. In front (from left) are Dick Bushing, Frank Summers, Bob Schuster, Al Grigarick, Bob Washino, Harry Lange and Harry Laidlaw. In back (from left) are Charles Judson. Robbin Thorp, Vern Burton, Elmer Carlson, Oscar Bacon, Frank Strong, Don McLean, Ward Stanger and Ed Loomis. Among faculty not pictured: Stanley F. Bailey, R. M. Bohart, Warren R. Cothran, Norman Gary, G. A. H. McClelland, Howard McKenzie and Gene Stafford.

A life well-lived. Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, was a global authority on bees and he generously shared his expertise with others. "Robbin had a long, well-respected career in...

The UC Davis Department of Entomology, Feb. 3, 1970. In front (from left) are Dick Bushing, Frank Summers, Bob Schuster, Al Grigarick, Bob Washino, Harry Lange and Harry Laidlaw. In back (from left) are Charles Judson. Robbin Thorp, Vern Burton, Elmer Carlson, Oscar Bacon, Frank Strong, Don McLean, Ward Stanger and Ed Loomis. Among faculty not pictured: Stanley F. Bailey, R. M. Bohart, Warren R. Cothran, Norman Gary, G. A. H. McClelland, Howard McKenzie and Gene Stafford.
The UC Davis Department of Entomology, Feb. 3, 1970. In front (from left) are Dick Bushing, Frank Summers, Bob Schuster, Al Grigarick, Bob Washino, Harry Lange and Harry Laidlaw. In back (from left) are Charles Judson. Robbin Thorp, Vern Burton, Elmer Carlson, Oscar Bacon, Frank Strong, Don McLean, Ward Stanger and Ed Loomis. Among faculty not pictured: Stanley F. Bailey, R. M. Bohart, Warren R. Cothran, Norman Gary, G. A. H. McClelland, Howard McKenzie and Gene Stafford.

The UC Davis Department of Entomology, Feb. 3, 1970. In front (from left) are Dick Bushing, Frank Summers, Bob Schuster, Al Grigarick, Bob Washino, Harry Lange and Harry Laidlaw. In back (from left) are Charles Judson. Robbin Thorp, Vern Burton, Elmer Carlson, Oscar Bacon, Frank Strong, Don McLean, Ward Stanger and Ed Loomis. Among faculty not pictured: Stanley F. Bailey, R. M. Bohart, Warren R. Cothran, Norman Gary, G. A. H. McClelland, Howard McKenzie and Gene Stafford.

Robbin Thorp was a global authority on bees and worked to protect the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee (on his screen). This image was taken in October, 2007. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp was a global authority on bees and worked to protect the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee (on his screen). This image was taken in October, 2007. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp was a global authority on bees and worked to protect the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee (on his screen). This image was taken in October, 2007. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was Robbin Thorp's favorite photo. He's standing by an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. This image was taken in February 2010. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was Robbin Thorp's favorite photo. He's standing by an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. This image was taken in February 2010. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was Robbin Thorp's favorite photo. He's standing by an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. This image was taken in February 2010. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp with two books he co-authored in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp with two books he co-authored in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp with two books he co-authored in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honoree Robbin Thorp reads a birthday card at a celebration in 2018 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. At right is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum education and outreach coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honoree Robbin Thorp reads a birthday card at a celebration in 2018 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. At right is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum education and outreach coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honoree Robbin Thorp reads a birthday card at a celebration in 2018 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. At right is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum education and outreach coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Monarch Takes Flight

Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland watches his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, dressed as a monarch butterfly, take flight.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly took flight at the third annual Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials in Richmond, an event co-sponsored by the Bay Area-based Pollinator Posse. No monarchs this time of year, you say? Well, this one was little Saathiya...

Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland watches his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, dressed as a monarch butterfly, take flight.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland watches his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, dressed as a monarch butterfly, take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland watches his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, dressed as a monarch butterfly, take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch for a day! Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland and his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, helped out at the third annual Butterfly Summit.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch for a day! Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland and his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, helped out at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch for a day! Pollinator Posse member, Seth Newton Patel of Oakland and his 4-year-old daughter Saathiya Patel, 4, helped out at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Terry Smith (left), co-founder of the Pollinator Posse, and  Jackie Salas, horticulturist at Children's Fairyland, Oakland, staff the Pollinator Posse booth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Terry Smith (left), co-founder of the Pollinator Posse, and Jackie Salas, horticulturist at Children's Fairyland, Oakland, staff the Pollinator Posse booth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Terry Smith (left), co-founder of the Pollinator Posse, and Jackie Salas, horticulturist at Children's Fairyland, Oakland, staff the Pollinator Posse booth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the Pollinator Posse's display at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Part of the Pollinator Posse's display at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the Pollinator Posse's display at the third annual Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colorful flowers greeted the attendees at the third annual Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Colorful flowers greeted the attendees at the third annual Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colorful flowers greeted the attendees at the third annual Butterfly Summit at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM

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