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Showcasing and Celebrating a Day of Science: UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The "best-kept secret" is no more. Well, it's not so much as a "best-kept secret" but a "UC Davis treasure." Thousands attended the seventh annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, which showcased 13 museums or collections.  Billed as "a...

Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors at the recent UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day learned all about nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors at the recent UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day learned all about nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors at the recent UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day learned all about nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day draws an annual crowd at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day draws an annual crowd at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day draws an annual crowd at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Heaven in the Bee Haven

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant,  Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was heaven in the bee haven. As temperatures climbed into the seventies last Saturday, honey bees foraged in the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei). and pollinated the almond blossoms. It seemed like spring. Nearly 600...

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant,  Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture,
Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," sits by her work on Aug 17, 2010. The project was funded by Wells Fargo. The haven was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," sits by her work on Aug 17, 2010. The project was funded by Wells Fargo. The haven was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Get Bugged' at Design Museum on Biodiversity Museum Day

It's bugged. Yes, it is. When you attend the seventh annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 17 to see 13 museums or collections, be sure to see It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design, an exhibit in Cruess Hall that explores the...


"It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design," an exhibit in Cruess Hall that explores the connection between insects and people, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17. The image of bees is the work of Alex Wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design," an exhibit in Cruess Hall that explores the connection between insects and people, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17. The image of bees is the work of Alex Wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This art by professor emerita Ann Savageau of the Department of Design shows beetle galleries as
This art by professor emerita Ann Savageau of the Department of Design shows beetle galleries as "Totem Art." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This art by professor emerita Ann Savageau of the Department of Design shows beetle galleries as "Totem Art." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor emerita Ann Savageau of the Department of Design with her trilogy of wall pieces made from hornet nest paper.
Professor emerita Ann Savageau of the Department of Design with her trilogy of wall pieces made from hornet nest paper.

Professor emerita Ann Savageau of the Department of Design with her trilogy of wall pieces made from hornet nest paper.

Fabric at the Design Museum definitely says
Fabric at the Design Museum definitely says "It's Bugged!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fabric at the Design Museum definitely says "It's Bugged!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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A Little Sticktoitiveness

A stick insect in the process of molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, it did what it was supposed to do. It walked. When Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, glanced at a wall near the entrance of the Bohart Museum during a recent open house, she noticed...

A stick insect in the process of molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A stick insect in the process of molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect in the process of molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect, or walking stick, makes the rounds at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A stick insect, or walking stick, makes the rounds at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect, or walking stick, makes the rounds at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Bohart Museum visitor gently touches a stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Bohart Museum visitor gently touches a stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Bohart Museum visitor gently touches a stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Praying Mantises to Draw Attention at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

UC Davis entomology major  Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati showed his praying mantises at a  Bohart Museum open house last September. He will be showing his collection on Saturday, Feb. 17 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's about value. It's about respect. It should not be about fear. UC Davis entomology major Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati, who will be displaying his praying mantis collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the seventh annual UC...

UC Davis entomology major  Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati showed his praying mantises at a  Bohart Museum open house last September. He will be showing his collection on Saturday, Feb. 17 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology major Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati showed his praying mantises at a Bohart Museum open house last September. He will be showing his collection on Saturday, Feb. 17 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology major Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati showed his praying mantises at a Bohart Museum open house last September. He will be showing his collection on Saturday, Feb. 17 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a close-up of an orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, on the move. It is part of the collection of UC Davis entomology student Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati, secretary of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a close-up of an orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, on the move. It is part of the collection of UC Davis entomology student Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati, secretary of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a close-up of an orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, on the move. It is part of the collection of UC Davis entomology student Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati, secretary of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis held next to the Bohart Museum of Entomology banner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis held next to the Bohart Museum of Entomology banner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis held next to the Bohart Museum of Entomology banner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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