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Why the Bohart Museum of Entomology Rocks!

Entomologist Joel Hernandez adds the finishing touches on a rock painted by his wife, Melissa Cruz, the outreach coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, rocks! Directed by Lynn Kimsey, UC Davis professor of entomology, the insect museum is named for noted entomologist Richard M. Bohart. It rocks not "just because" of the excellent...

Entomologist Joel Hernandez adds the finishing touches on a rock painted by his wife, Melissa Cruz, the outreach coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Joel Hernandez adds the finishing touches on a rock painted by his wife, Melissa Cruz, the outreach coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Joel Hernandez adds the finishing touches on a rock painted by his wife, Melissa Cruz, the outreach coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a rock without a butterfly on it? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's a rock without a butterfly on it? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a rock without a butterfly on it? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Isabelle Gilchrist, a second-year entomology major who staffed the family crafts activity table, displays a paint rock she created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Isabelle Gilchrist, a second-year entomology major who staffed the family crafts activity table, displays a paint rock she created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Isabelle Gilchrist, a second-year entomology major who staffed the family crafts activity table, displays a paint rock she created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Members of Brownie Troop 3124 of Sacramento participated in the rock painting. In the foreground is leader Suzanne Enslow. The Brownies (from left) are Antonia Fedele-Mcleod, Adair Enslow,  and Amelia Pacheco, all seven years old. At right is activity leader Isabelle Gilchrist, a UC Davis entomology major. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Members of Brownie Troop 3124 of Sacramento participated in the rock painting. In the foreground is leader Suzanne Enslow. The Brownies (from left) are Antonia Fedele-Mcleod, Adair Enslow, and Amelia Pacheco, all seven years old. At right is activity leader Isabelle Gilchrist, a UC Davis entomology major. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Members of Brownie Troop 3124 of Sacramento participated in the rock painting. In the foreground is leader Suzanne Enslow. The Brownies (from left) are Antonia Fedele-Mcleod, Adair Enslow, and Amelia Pacheco, all seven years old. At right is activity leader Isabelle Gilchrist, a UC Davis entomology major. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum of Entomology
The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum of Entomology "rocked." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum of Entomology "rocked." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sarah Luckenbill, 5 of Davis, created this colorful caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sarah Luckenbill, 5 of Davis, created this colorful caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sarah Luckenbill, 5 of Davis, created this colorful caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:17 PM

Meet Some Crafty Insects at Bohart Museum of Entomology

A praying mantis dining on a cabbage white butterfly. (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)
A praying mantis dining on a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
An assassin bug targeting prey: a spotted cucumber beetle. (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)
European paper wasps attacking a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European paper wasps attacking a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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These "crafty" European paper wasps are making their nest. (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)
A feral honey bee colony is a work of art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A feral honey bee colony is a work of art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:41 PM

These Insects Thrive in the Extreme!

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and animal biology major Crystal Homicz look at the turncoat covered with pinned beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mannequin in a firefighter turncoat pinned with fire beetles drew "oohs" and "aahs" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house last Sunday afternoon at the University of California, Davis. The fire beetles? "Fire beetles in the genus Melanophila...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and animal biology major Crystal Homicz look at the turncoat covered with pinned beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and animal biology major Crystal Homicz look at the turncoat covered with pinned beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and animal biology major Crystal Homicz look at the turncoat covered with pinned beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors examined the Extreme Insects display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors examined the Extreme Insects display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors examined the Extreme Insects display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell, 8, of Vacaville, wearing a T-shirt,
Delsin Russell, 8, of Vacaville, wearing a T-shirt, "I Like Big Bugs; I Cannot Lie," asks a question of Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. At right is Delsin's mother, Beth Russell, who related that Delsin wants to become an entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell, 8, of Vacaville, wearing a T-shirt, "I Like Big Bugs; I Cannot Lie," asks a question of Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. At right is Delsin's mother, Beth Russell, who related that Delsin wants to become an entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Folsom residents Ravi Kahlon and her sons Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, and Raja Jagadeesan,3, discuss extreme insects with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. Ravi Kahlon is a 2001 graduate of UC Davis, majoring in philosophy.
Folsom residents Ravi Kahlon and her sons Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, and Raja Jagadeesan,3, discuss extreme insects with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. Ravi Kahlon is a 2001 graduate of UC Davis, majoring in philosophy.

Folsom residents Ravi Kahlon and her sons Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, and Raja Jagadeesan,3, discuss extreme insects with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. Ravi Kahlon is a 2001 graduate of UC Davis, majoring in philosophy.

Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, of Folsom, reads all about insects who thrive in a salty habitat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, of Folsom, reads all about insects who thrive in a salty habitat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, of Folsom, reads all about insects who thrive in a salty habitat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Karissa Merritt (center) and Sara Guevara-Plunkett staffed the live
UC Davis students Karissa Merritt (center) and Sara Guevara-Plunkett staffed the live "petting zoo." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Karissa Merritt (center) and Sara Guevara-Plunkett staffed the live "petting zoo." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Participating in the family craft activity are (from left) Vacaville residents Rinka Matsumiya, 5,  Kate Irwin, 3,  and Kate's brother, Thomas Irwin, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Participating in the family craft activity are (from left) Vacaville residents Rinka Matsumiya, 5, Kate Irwin, 3, and Kate's brother, Thomas Irwin, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Participating in the family craft activity are (from left) Vacaville residents Rinka Matsumiya, 5, Kate Irwin, 3, and Kate's brother, Thomas Irwin, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon chats with a visitor about parasites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon chats with a visitor about parasites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon chats with a visitor about parasites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noah Crockette: From an 11-Year-Old Bohart Intern to an 18-Year-Old Entomology Student at Cornell

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares a laugh with Noah Crockette, now an entomology major at Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“Go as far as you can [young scientists]. The world needs you badly.”—E.O Wilson. That sign greets visitors to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, and that's exactly what Noah Crockette, 18, an intern...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares a laugh with Noah Crockette, now an entomology major at Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares a laugh with Noah Crockette, now an entomology major at Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares a laugh with Noah Crockette, now an entomology major at Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cornell alumni Emily Bick (left) and Tabatha Yang serenade Noah Crockette as he cuts his cake at the Bohart Museum's going-away party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cornell alumni Emily Bick (left) and Tabatha Yang serenade Noah Crockette as he cuts his cake at the Bohart Museum's going-away party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cornell alumni Emily Bick (left) and Tabatha Yang serenade Noah Crockette as he cuts his cake at the Bohart Museum's going-away party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noah Crockette stands by a wall-mounted computer screen with an image of him at age 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Noah Crockette stands by a wall-mounted computer screen with an image of him at age 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noah Crockette stands by a wall-mounted computer screen with an image of him at age 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates watch while Noah Crockette cuts the cake. At left are students Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Minsu Kang. At right is Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associates watch while Noah Crockette cuts the cake. At left are students Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Minsu Kang. At right is Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates watch while Noah Crockette cuts the cake. At left are students Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Minsu Kang. At right is Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:23 PM

Can You Bear It? Plush Water Bears Are All the Rage at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

UC Davis student and Bohart associate Emma Cluff holds a plush water bear from the Bohart Museum's gift shop. It costs about $30, plus tax, will all proceeds to finance educational programs at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Move over, teddy bears! There's a new bear in town. Stuiffed toy animals resembling tardigrades, aka "water bears," are all the rage at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's year-around gift shop at the University of California, Davis. The bright blue...

UC Davis student and Bohart associate Emma Cluff holds a plush water bear from the Bohart Museum's gift shop. It costs about $30, plus tax, will all proceeds to finance educational programs at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student and Bohart associate Emma Cluff holds a plush water bear from the Bohart Museum's gift shop. It costs about $30, plus tax, will all proceeds to finance educational programs at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student and Bohart associate Emma Cluff holds a plush water bear from the Bohart Museum's gift shop. It costs about $30, plus tax, will all proceeds to finance educational programs at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's not to love about a water bear? UC Davis student and Bohart associate Emma Cluff hugs the stuffed toy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's not to love about a water bear? UC Davis student and Bohart associate Emma Cluff hugs the stuffed toy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's not to love about a water bear? UC Davis student and Bohart associate Emma Cluff hugs the stuffed toy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:54 PM

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