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Who Invited Bugs to the UC Davis Picnic Day?

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer with his desert hair scorpion, Celeste, poses with the mascot,

Who invited bugs to the UC Davis Picnic Day? Well, UC Davis officials and the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology did! Yes! All systems are "go" for the 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day, an all-day event on Saturday, April 21 when scores...

You Won't Believe What You'll See at the Bohart Museum on Picnic Day

Entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer grimaces for the camera as he holds a beaver pelt and points to where a parasite lives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Take heed. The 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day theme is “Where the Sun Shines.” The sun is expected to shine throughout much of the campus on Picnic Day, Saturday, April 21, but it won't be shining in this place. Not a chance. It's where...

Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 4:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

Honey Tasting at UC Davis Picnic Day: Berry, Berry Good!

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped  staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey has been called "the nectar of the gods" and "the soul of a field of flowers." Whatever it's called, it's all good. And when the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosts a honey tasting on Saturday, April 21 as part of the UC Davis...

Just Buggin' You at UC Davis PIcnic Day

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

Let's do the alliteration: Bugs at Briggs and bugs at the Bohart. That's what's on tap on Saturday, April 21 during the 104th annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day, when faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students in the Department...

Kent Daane Seminar: Spotlight on Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, on raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

(Editor's Note: If you missed the seminar, you can view it here on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KVTGmDo2LLQ). Recorded by George Terry of UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology) The spotlight is on spotted wing drosophila, a major fruit crop...

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