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Who Invited Bugs to the UC Davis Picnic Day?

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer with his desert hair scorpion, Celeste, poses with the mascot,

Who invited bugs to the UC Davis Picnic Day? Well, UC Davis officials and the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology did! Yes! All systems are "go" for the 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day, an all-day event on Saturday, April 21 when scores...

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer with his desert hair scorpion, Celeste, poses with the mascot,
Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer with his desert hair scorpion, Celeste, poses with the mascot, "Hamburger Cow Patty." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer with his desert hair scorpion, Celeste, poses with the mascot, "Hamburger Cow Patty." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Melissa Mongan (far left) who is majoring in community and regional development, checks out a walking stick. In back are Diego Rivera (center) and Lohit Garikipati. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Melissa Mongan (far left) who is majoring in community and regional development, checks out a walking stick. In back are Diego Rivera (center) and Lohit Garikipati. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Melissa Mongan (far left) who is majoring in community and regional development, checks out a walking stick. In back are Diego Rivera (center) and Lohit Garikipati. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Valeed Aziz (left), who is majoring in neurology, physiology and behavior, admires a walking sticks. With him are Bohart associates Lohit Garikipati (center) and Diego Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Valeed Aziz (left), who is majoring in neurology, physiology and behavior, admires a walking sticks. With him are Bohart associates Lohit Garikipati (center) and Diego Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Valeed Aziz (left), who is majoring in neurology, physiology and behavior, admires a walking sticks. With him are Bohart associates Lohit Garikipati (center) and Diego Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Bradyn O'Connor and Jacquelyn Shaff, both wildlife biology majors, get acquainted with an Australian leaf stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis students Bradyn O'Connor and Jacquelyn Shaff, both wildlife biology majors, get acquainted with an Australian leaf stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Bradyn O'Connor and Jacquelyn Shaff, both wildlife biology majors, get acquainted with an Australian leaf stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis geography doctoral student, Carlos Beccera, and his wife Stefani Florez and their son Matias Becerra, 23 months old, get up close and personal with a desert hairy scorpion held by Wade Spencer. Beccera considered majoring in entomology but chose geography. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis geography doctoral student, Carlos Beccera, and his wife Stefani Florez and their son Matias Becerra, 23 months old, get up close and personal with a desert hairy scorpion held by Wade Spencer. Beccera considered majoring in entomology but chose geography. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis geography doctoral student, Carlos Beccera, and his wife Stefani Florez and their son Matias Becerra, 23 months old, get up close and personal with a desert hairy scorpion held by Wade Spencer. Beccera considered majoring in entomology but chose geography. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't look now, but mascot
Don't look now, but mascot "Hamburger Cow Patty" has a visitor on her face--a Malaysian shield mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't look now, but mascot "Hamburger Cow Patty" has a visitor on her face--a Malaysian shield mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a praying mantis. The costumed character,
Eye to eye with a praying mantis. The costumed character, "Hamburger Cow Patty," didn't mind a bit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a praying mantis. The costumed character, "Hamburger Cow Patty," didn't mind a bit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You Won't Believe What You'll See at the Bohart Museum on Picnic Day

Entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer grimaces for the camera as he holds a beaver pelt and points to where a parasite lives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Take heed. The 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day theme is “Where the Sun Shines.” The sun is expected to shine throughout much of the campus on Picnic Day, Saturday, April 21, but it won't be shining in this place. Not a chance. It's where...

Entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer grimaces for the camera as he holds a beaver pelt and points to where a parasite lives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer grimaces for the camera as he holds a beaver pelt and points to where a parasite lives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer grimaces for the camera as he holds a beaver pelt and points to where a parasite lives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, this is where they live, says Wade Spencer. He's referring to Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers in the perianal region. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yes, this is where they live, says Wade Spencer. He's referring to Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers in the perianal region. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, this is where they live, says Wade Spencer. He's referring to Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers in the perianal region. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 4:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

To Boldly Go, and the Chancellor Did: To an Insect Museum!

Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“To Boldy Go.” UC Davis Chancellor Gary May, a Star Trek enthusiast, coined that theme last year when he launched the university's 10-year strategic planning process. It's aimed at bringing together everyone's bold ideas to “propel us...

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Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, shows monarch butterfly specimens to Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (back), director of the Bohart Museum; UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences chat with students working on specimens. Next to Kimsey is Minsu Kang, in front of Dean Dillard is Dannie Nguyen. In the lower left corner is Ivana Satre and above her is Dinguan Peng. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Chancellor Gary May thumbs through a macro insect photography book, the work of Levon Biss from the Oxford Museum of Natural History, England. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student and Entomology Club secretary Lohit Garikipati, introduces Martha, an adult orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student and Bohart associate Wade Spencer shows Hamilton, his scorpion, to Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Steve Nadler (far right), chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Martha, an orchid praying mantis that's part of the collection of UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scorpions fluoresce or glow brightly under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, shows monarch butterfly specimens to Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard,  College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, shows monarch butterfly specimens to Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, shows monarch butterfly specimens to Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (back), director of the Bohart Museum; UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences chat with students working on specimens. Next to Kimsey is Minsu Kang, in front of Dean Dillard is Dannie Nguyen. In the lower left corner is Ivana Satre and above her is Dinguan Peng. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (back), director of the Bohart Museum; UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences chat with students working on specimens. Next to Kimsey is Minsu Kang, in front of Dean Dillard is Dannie Nguyen. In the lower left corner is Ivana Satre and above her is Dinguan Peng. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (back), director of the Bohart Museum; UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences chat with students working on specimens. Next to Kimsey is Minsu Kang, in front of Dean Dillard is Dannie Nguyen. In the lower left corner is Ivana Satre and above her is Dinguan Peng. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Entomology Club secretary Lohit Garikipati, introduces Martha, an adult orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student and Entomology Club secretary Lohit Garikipati, introduces Martha, an adult orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Entomology Club secretary Lohit Garikipati, introduces Martha, an adult orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Bohart associate Wade Spencer shows Hamilton, his scorpion, to Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Steve Nadler (far right), chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student and Bohart associate Wade Spencer shows Hamilton, his scorpion, to Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Steve Nadler (far right), chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Bohart associate Wade Spencer shows Hamilton, his scorpion, to Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Steve Nadler (far right), chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Innovation Natural Resources

Why Excitement Surged at the UC Davis Academic Surge Building

Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Excitement surged at the UC Davis Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane during the recent "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" (TODS) Day. It was a day for UC Davis employees to bring their offspring to campus to show what they and their peers do,...

Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Checking out the insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology are David and Sarah Trombly and their three sons (from left) Joshua, 4, Daniel, 5, and Joseph, 11 months. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Checking out the insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology are David and Sarah Trombly and their three sons (from left) Joshua, 4, Daniel, 5, and Joseph, 11 months. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Checking out the insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology are David and Sarah Trombly and their three sons (from left) Joshua, 4, Daniel, 5, and Joseph, 11 months. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows insect specimens to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson, who works for Human Resources. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows insect specimens to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson, who works for Human Resources. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows insect specimens to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson, who works for Human Resources. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, shows jewel beetles to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, shows jewel beetles to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, shows jewel beetles to Amiyah Robinson, 8, and her mother, Chelsy Robinson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Donnelly "Papaya" West of Papaya Pythons, Davis, shows her snakes to Amiyah Robinson, 8, (center) and other excited youngsters and adults at "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Donnelly "Papaya" West of Papaya Pythons, Davis, shows her snakes to Amiyah Robinson, 8, (center) and other excited youngsters and adults at "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A rainbow boa inches closer to Amiyah Robinson, 8, while  William Parsons, 6, watches. The Papaya Pythons owner explained
A rainbow boa inches closer to Amiyah Robinson, 8, while William Parsons, 6, watches. The Papaya Pythons owner explained "He thinks you're a tree." Amiyah's mother, Chelsy, works for Human Resources, and William's father, Justin Parsons, with the Chancellor's and Provost Office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A rainbow boa inches closer to Amiyah Robinson, 8, while William Parsons, 6, watches. The Papaya Pythons owner explained "He thinks you're a tree." Amiyah's mother, Chelsy, works for Human Resources, and William's father, Justin Parsons, with the Chancellor's and Provost Office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bigger, Better, Buglier: Impressive Science

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the bugs! Bigger. Better. Buglier. It was Saturday, April 18,  the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, a campuswide open house, and several thousand folks filed into the Bohart Museum of Entomology to see the displays. The theme: "Bigger, Better,...

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A close-up of a male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, held by Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis.
A close-up of a male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, held by Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis.

A close-up of a male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, held by Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis.

Future entomologist? Julianna Amaya, 10, of Martinez is fascinated by an Australian walking stick.
Future entomologist? Julianna Amaya, 10, of Martinez is fascinated by an Australian walking stick.

Future entomologist? Julianna Amaya, 10, of Martinez is fascinated by an Australian walking stick.

Entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Jeff Smith talks butterflies to Ted Swift and his daughter Grace Swift, 10, of Davis.
Entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Jeff Smith talks butterflies to Ted Swift and his daughter Grace Swift, 10, of Davis.

Entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Jeff Smith talks butterflies to Ted Swift and his daughter Grace Swift, 10, of Davis.

Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop.
Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop.

Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop.

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:24 PM

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