Posts Tagged: open house
Photographer Allan Jones of Davis exudes patience, skill and talent from the moment he enters the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden operated by the University of California, Davis, Department of Entomology and Nematology...
Photographer Allan Jones of Davis focuses his camera on insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, carries a leaf, a Clarkia petal, back to her nest. (Copyrighted photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)
This "honey bee vs. wasp image is designed to help define and differentiate bees and wasps,” says photographer Allan Jones. (Copyrighted image by Allan Jones, used with permission.)
Want to learn more about bees, and what to plant to attract them to your garden? The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will host an open house, the last one of...
This catch-and-release activity is especially popular among children in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. They catch, examine and release bees, including honey bees, bumble bees and carpenter bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"Miss Bee Haven," a ceramic/mosaic sculpture by Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Talk about "crafty"--as in cunning or sneaky--insects. Ever seen a praying mantis ambushing a cabbage white butterfly? Or an assassin bug targeting a spotted cucumber beetle? Or European paper wasps attacking a Gulf Fritillary butterfly? And, how...
A praying mantis dining on a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An assassin bug targeting prey: a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
European paper wasps attacking a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These "crafty" European paper wasps are making their nest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A feral honey bee colony is a work of art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Talk about extremes! Have you ever thought about how some insects have adapted to fire, ice, acid, hot water, salt and the desert? Have you ever seen an ambrosia beetle, a red turpentine beetle, an ice cricket, a brine fly or a sand wasp? You will if...
This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey
A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis here. A lady beetle there. A sawtoothed-grain beetle there. Entomologist-artist Karissa Merritt kept busy at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on “Insects and Art” last Sunday, Jan. 21 as she demonstrated...
This praying mantis, drawn by Karissa Merritt, is being colored by James Harris, 13, of Winters at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student/artist Karissa Merritt talks about art with James Harris, 13, and his father, Rick Harris, who holds a master's degree in systemic entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Winners of the insect-themed contests at the Bohart Museum: Karissa Merritt of UC Davis, best tattoo; Jean Replicon of Mission College, Santa Clara, best attired adult; and Jasper Ott, 5, of Davis, best attired youth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)