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These European Paper Wasps Didn't Get the Memo

A sign on a UC Davis recycling bin clearly says

They didn't get the memo. A sign on a recycling bin near the Mann Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, clearly reads "Bottles and Cans Only." It says nothing about wasps. But there they were: European paper wasps (Polistes dominula)...

Oh, the Bugs You'll See at the Bohart: Giant T-Shirt Sale

Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer.  Spender, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They'll give you the shirt off their back. Well, not quite, but you can buy a shirt off their rack! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, has discounted all of its bug-themed t-shirts in its year-around gift...

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 2:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family Innovation

UC Davis Bee Garden Open House on May 12

A male valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, nectaring on a California native, foothill penstomen, Penstemon heterophyllus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Did you celebrate National Public Gardens Day today (Friday, May 11)? Yes? It's always held the Friday before Mother's Day to promote awareness of North America's public gardens. The non-profit American Public Gardens Association of Pennsylvania...

Fun at the Fair with Entomologists and Insects

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If fair time is fun time--and it is--just add insects to make it even more fun. Entomologists from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, will showcase insects, both specimens and live critters, in the Floriculture Building at the 143rd annual Dixon...

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 5:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family Food Natural Resources

Other Critters Will 'Share the Love' at California Honey Festival, Too!

Not just honey bees will be featured at the California Honey Festival. The Bohart Museum will show scores of bee specimens, including the black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not just honey bees that will "share the love" Saturday, May 5 at the second annual California Honey Festival. Although the festival, set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Woodland, focuses on honey bees--they're the pollinators that produce...

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