Posts Tagged: Charlotte Herbert Alberts
Quick, do you know what today is? It's World Robber Fly Day! Question is, how are you celebrating it? April 30 is both a momentous and delightful occasion for Charlotte Herbert Alberts, who studies robber flies. A fourth-year doctoral candidate in...
A robber fly, Ommatius amula, with prey. Today (April 30) is World Robber Day. (Drawing by Charlotte Herbert Alberts.)
UC Davis doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts in her habitat.
It's all about robber flies in the habitat of Charlotte Herbert Alberts.
You've heard of the California Bear Flag, the one with the grizzly bear" right? It's lettered with "California Republic." But have you heard of the "other" bear flag that's on a hooded sweatshirt at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the...
Entomologist/artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts wearing a red hooded sweatshirt: front view showing the Bohart logo and a tardigrade face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Back view: Entomologist-artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts shows the Bohart Republic's bear flag, the water bear, that is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Emma Cluff cuddles a tardigrade stuffed animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tardigrades, also known as the water bears, are microscopic animals but they're not microscopic any more! They're featured prominently on the newly available Bohart Museum of Entomology hooded sweatshirts, the work of artist Charlotte Herbert...
Charlotte Herbert Alberts, an entomology doctoral student. The Bohart has its own bear "water bear" flag! (Photo by Fran Keller)
The California Bear Flag features a grizzly bear, while the Bohart Republic flag features another bear, a water bear. The California State Legislature adopted the official version of the Bear Flag in 1911 in a law signed by then Gov. Hiram Johnson in 1911.
The Professors: Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and Jason Bond, Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, are surrounded by hooded sweatshirts available for sale at the Bohart Museum. Keller, who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, designed the hoodies. Bond, a spider expert, will be presenting displays at the Bohart Museum's open house on March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time flies when you're having fun? No, time's fun when you're studying flies! Take it from the fly researchers at the University of California, Davis, who will present their work at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house from 1 to 4 p.m.,...
UC Davis graduate student Socrates Letana collecting flies in the Philippines. He studies botflies with major professor Lynn Kimsey.
UC Davis fourth-year doctoral student Charlotte Herbert Alberts holds her acrylic painting of an Assassin fly (Ommatius sp.) that she painted to celebrate World Robber Fly Day, April 30.
A monarch chrysalis at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis proved to be a big hit. Literally. This particular monarch chrysalis was not the immature stage of a monarch butterfly but a piñata--complete with an...
Two co-creators of the monarch chrysalis piñata--Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts--pose with the piñata just before the start of the game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready, set, swing! The monarch piñata is fair game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A direct hit and the crowd cheers! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And down it goes! Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator, supervises the piñata breaking game. At far right is UC Davis graduate Emma Cluff, who created the piñata with Charlotte Herbert Alberts and George Alberts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier takes a swing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati gives it his all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, dressed in a ghillie suit, is blindfolded by Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator and game coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The exact moment: we have a winner! Emma Cluff removes her mask as the crowd applauds her victory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The scramble for the candy! The monarch chrysalis with the parasitoid protrusion is no more! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)