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Why Excitement Surged at the UC Davis Academic Surge Building

Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Excitement surged at the UC Davis Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane during the recent "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" (TODS) Day. It was a day for UC Davis employees to bring their offspring to campus to show what they and their peers do,...

Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Checking out the insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology are David and Sarah Trombly and their three sons (from left) Joshua, 4, Daniel, 5, and Joseph, 11 months. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Checking out the insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology are David and Sarah Trombly and their three sons (from left) Joshua, 4, Daniel, 5, and Joseph, 11 months. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Checking out the insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology are David and Sarah Trombly and their three sons (from left) Joshua, 4, Daniel, 5, and Joseph, 11 months. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows insect specimens to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson, who works for Human Resources. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows insect specimens to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson, who works for Human Resources. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows insect specimens to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson, who works for Human Resources. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, shows jewel beetles to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, shows jewel beetles to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, shows jewel beetles to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Donnelly "Papaya" West of Papaya Pythons, Davis, shows her snakes to Amiyah Robinson, 8, (center) and other excited youngsters and adults at "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Donnelly "Papaya" West of Papaya Pythons, Davis, shows her snakes to Amiyah Robinson, 8, (center) and other excited youngsters and adults at "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A rainbow boa inches closer to Amiyah Robinson, 8, while  William Parsons, 6, watches. The Papaya Pythons owner explained
A rainbow boa inches closer to Amiyah Robinson, 8, while William Parsons, 6, watches. The Papaya Pythons owner explained "He thinks you're a tree." Amiyah's mother, Chelsy, works for Human Resources, and William's father, Justin Parsons, with the Chancellor's and Provost Office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A rainbow boa inches closer to Amiyah Robinson, 8, while William Parsons, 6, watches. The Papaya Pythons owner explained "He thinks you're a tree." Amiyah's mother, Chelsy, works for Human Resources, and William's father, Justin Parsons, with the Chancellor's and Provost Office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bigger, Better, Buglier: Impressive Science

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the bugs! Bigger. Better. Buglier. It was Saturday, April 18,  the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, a campuswide open house, and several thousand folks filed into the Bohart Museum of Entomology to see the displays. The theme: "Bigger, Better,...

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A close-up of a male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, held by Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis.
A close-up of a male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, held by Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis.

A close-up of a male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, held by Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis.

Future entomologist? Julianna Amaya, 10, of Martinez is fascinated by an Australian walking stick.
Future entomologist? Julianna Amaya, 10, of Martinez is fascinated by an Australian walking stick.

Future entomologist? Julianna Amaya, 10, of Martinez is fascinated by an Australian walking stick.

Entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Jeff Smith talks butterflies to Ted Swift and his daughter Grace Swift, 10, of Davis.
Entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Jeff Smith talks butterflies to Ted Swift and his daughter Grace Swift, 10, of Davis.

Entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Jeff Smith talks butterflies to Ted Swift and his daughter Grace Swift, 10, of Davis.

Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop.
Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop.

Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop.

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:24 PM

The Wonders You'll See at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the wonders you'll see at the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day! It's sort of like the wonders of the world but this is a science-based event at UC Davis. Scheduled Saturday, Feb. 18, it's a special day for the public to go behind the...

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sadie Park of Vacaville checks out the plants in the Botanical Conservatory during the 2015 Biodiversity Museum Day. She was part of the Solano County 4-H Science Literary Project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sadie Park of Vacaville checks out the plants in the Botanical Conservatory during the 2015 Biodiversity Museum Day. She was part of the Solano County 4-H Science Literary Project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sadie Park of Vacaville checks out the plants in the Botanical Conservatory during the 2015 Biodiversity Museum Day. She was part of the Solano County 4-H Science Literary Project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (back center), distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helps  out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the Biodiversity Museum Day. At right is Bohart associate/undergraduate entomology student Wade Spencer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp (back center), distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helps out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the Biodiversity Museum Day. At right is Bohart associate/undergraduate entomology student Wade Spencer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (back center), distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helps out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the Biodiversity Museum Day. At right is Bohart associate/undergraduate entomology student Wade Spencer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Collections open during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.
Collections open during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.

Collections open during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Yes, an Insect Museum Can Have Mounted Heads, Too!

Wade Spencer, a UC Davis entomology major who works at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, stands next to the mounted heads of rhino beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you enter the Bohart Museum of Entomology, located in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building, on Crocker Lane, University of California, Davis, be sure to look up. Way up! Way up? Where? Up there, on your left!  See them? Above the shelved...

Wade Spencer, a UC Davis entomology major who works at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, stands next to the mounted heads of rhino beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wade Spencer, a UC Davis entomology major who works at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, stands next to the mounted heads of rhino beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer, a UC Davis entomology major who works at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, stands next to the mounted heads of rhino beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer (left) and Parras McGrath of the Bohart Museum hold a mounted rhino beetle head next to a mounted deer head. Spencer is a UC Davis entomology major, and McGrath is a high school student (The Met, Sacramento) who also helps out at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wade Spencer (left) and Parras McGrath of the Bohart Museum hold a mounted rhino beetle head next to a mounted deer head. Spencer is a UC Davis entomology major, and McGrath is a high school student (The Met, Sacramento) who also helps out at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer (left) and Parras McGrath of the Bohart Museum hold a mounted rhino beetle head next to a mounted deer head. Spencer is a UC Davis entomology major, and McGrath is a high school student (The Met, Sacramento) who also helps out at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the head of a mounted male rhino beetle. Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas cut the board from Sika spruce, using the Shield pattern (used to mount game heads). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the head of a mounted male rhino beetle. Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas cut the board from Sika spruce, using the Shield pattern (used to mount game heads). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the head of a mounted male rhino beetle. Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas cut the board from Sika spruce, using the Shield pattern (used to mount game heads). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Sometimes The Unexpected Happens

UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer holds the female praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes the unexpected happens. Take the case of the female praying mantis delivered to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, for an educational display. The Bohart, home of some eight million insect specimens, also has a...

UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer holds the female praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer holds the female praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer holds the female praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female praying mantis exploring. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female praying mantis exploring. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female praying mantis exploring. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM

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