Posts Tagged: Briggs Hall
It was difficult to say who enjoyed this event the most: the Fly Fishers of Davis demonstrating how to tie flies, or the youngsters watching them. The occasion: The traditional fly-tying demonstrations by the Fly Fishers of Davis in Briggs Hall,...
While mom (right) observes, Steven Mao, 7, of Davis, watches Dave Driscoll of the Fly Fishers of Davis tie a fly during the 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is how you do it, Fly Fisher Dave Driscoll of Vacaville tells Steven Mao, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Steven Mao is totally fascinated with Dave Driscoll's fly-tying demonstration. An avid angler, Driscoll retired in 2004 as a Solano County deputy district attorney. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
All finished, and it's yours! Steven Mao gratefully accepts the gift from mentor Dave Driscoll. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What do professors do for fun and camaraderie? Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor at the University of California, Davis, who holds a joint appointment with the Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center,...
Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Christophe Morisseau (left) a researcher in the Hammock lab and organizer of the yearly balloon battles, chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo from 2012, Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a bug worth? That question was neither asked nor answered at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, a campuswide open house, held April 22, but just about everything else was! Let's take a look back at all...
Up, up the steps to Briggs Hall, where the bugs are. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crowd circulates around the maggot art tables, where participants could dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, let it crawl around, and create art.
Maggot art--Picasso would have been proud? Take a piece of paper, dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, and let it crawl around to create art. No maggots were harmed in the making of the art.
Entomologist Steve Dreistadt of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) answers insect questions.
Anne Schellman of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM)relays information about the program.
Insect specimens drew lots of interest at Briggs Hall. (Most of the insect specimens--nearly eight million--are at the Bohart Museum of Entomology)
Entomology graduate student Ralph Washington Jr., holds forth as "The Bug Doctor." The doctor was always in, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey holds forth as "Dr. Death," answering forensic questions. At the microscope next to him is nematologist Corwin Parker.
Maia Lundy, president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, creates a face painting. She drew scores of monarch butterflies and caterpillars.
Graduate student Brendon Boudinot, chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Picnic Day Committee, poses in one of the popular cutout boards.
Spectators root for their favorite cockroach. No one asked "Can I take one home?"
The venomous black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) is usually found in and around wood piles, beneath stones and rubble, and in cluttered areas of basements, sheds and garages. It can strike fear in the hearts of non-biologists. Sometimes it's found...
UC Davis Entomology Club members with the black widow spider float are (from left) Darian Dungey, James Fong, Chloe Shott (partially shown), Ben Maples (partially shown) James Heydon, Maia Lundy, Diego Rivera. Lundy is the president of the club. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)
UC Davis Entomology Club members "walk" the black widow spider in the UC Davis Picnic Day Parade. From left are Eliza Litsey, Ben Maples (in spider abdomen), Chloe Shott (in spider cephalothorax), Darian Dungey (holding sign), James Heydon, James Fong (in bee costume), Crystal Homicz, and Diego Rivera. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)
Following the parade, the black widow spider was showcased in front of Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A young child stares at the black widow spider in front of Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It wouldn't be a picnic without bugs. They are, you know, everywhere. However, when the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day takes place Saturday, April 22, you'll find them primarily at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's exhibits...
There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A visitor at the Bohart Museum takes an image of a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, talks to visitors at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey tasting is a popular event at UC Davis Picnic Day and is in the running for a special award, determined by popular vote. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Briggs Hall, home of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, draws some 3000 to 4000 visitors during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)