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Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology

A Big Butterfly-and-Bee Day at the Bohart

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart, shows South American rainforest butterflies, Preponas, in the genus Archaeoprepona to butterfly-bee enthusiast Ria deGrassi of Davis. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a big butterfly-and-bee day at the Bohart. Despite other major attractions--including the gorgeous spring day and the March Madness basketball tournament--nearly 300 people visited the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology last Saturday during its...

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Monarch Starter Set: Partnership Between a Business and the Bohart

The monarch starter set: a zippered, meshed habitat, and a sturdy, broad-based, narrow-necked bottle. Fill with water and milkweed and add monarch caterpillars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little philanthropy goes a long way.  Especially when it comes to small-scale monarch conservation projects. Think "Monarch Starter Set." And it's just in time for open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 19...

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:58 PM

A 'Butterfly Open House' at the Bohart Museum on March 19

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas talks to butterfly enthusiasts on a Placer Land and Trust tour looking for the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost spring. Do you know where your butterflies are? Do you know how to attract them to your yard? Greg Kareofelas, a Bohart Museum of Entomology associate with expertise on  local butterflies, will be at the Bohart Museum's open house on...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Solano Third Graders Learn the ABC's (of Bugs) from Bohart Museum at Youth Ag Day

Tabatha Yang (center) education and outreach coordinator for the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks to visitors at the Youth Ag Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about the ABC's! The 3000 third graders who attended the annual Youth Ag Day on Tuesday, March 14 on the Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo, learned their ABC's--of bugs--at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology's booth. A is for...

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 5:24 PM

Like a Moth to...the Front Porch Light

Well, hello, there! A late-winter noctuid, Feralia februalis, on a screen door below a porch light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like a moth to a flame... Except this moth headed not for a flame, but to a porch light. Our porch light. And what a find. It was a sea-green mottled moth that looked a lot like lichen.  Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and...

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 4:19 PM

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