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Why You Should Love Spiders--Or at Least Like Them!

A crab spider dining on a stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We recently posted information about the Bohart Museum of Entomology's upcoming open house on "Eight-Legged Wonders," and several people responded that they absolutely HATE spiders, and that we should have prefaced it with a SPOILER ALERT: "SPIDER...

A crab spider dining on a stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider dining on a stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider dining on a stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider has just snared a green bottle fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider has just snared a green bottle fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider has just snared a green bottle fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Find the camouflaged crab spider on the sedum. Honey bee, be aware. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Find the camouflaged crab spider on the sedum. Honey bee, be aware. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Find the camouflaged crab spider on the sedum. Honey bee, be aware. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This spider is simply stunning. It's a redfemured spotted orbwever, Neoscona domiciliorum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This spider is simply stunning. It's a redfemured spotted orbwever, Neoscona domiciliorum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This spider is simply stunning. It's a redfemured spotted orbwever, Neoscona domiciliorum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider peers at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider peers at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider peers at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This crab spider, on a blanket flower or Gaillardia, is a camouflaged green. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This crab spider, on a blanket flower or Gaillardia, is a camouflaged green. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This crab spider, on a blanket flower or Gaillardia, is a camouflaged green. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a wrap. An orbweaver has wrapped a bee, while a freeloader fly takes a bite. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's a wrap. An orbweaver has wrapped a bee, while a freeloader fly takes a bite. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a wrap. An orbweaver has wrapped a bee, while a freeloader fly takes a bite. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't Miss 'Eight-Legged Wonders' Open House on March 9 at Bohart Museum, UC Davis

UC Davis professor Jason Bond in his office in the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You've heard of the Seven Wonders of the World. But have you heard of the "Eight-Legged Wonders?" You won't want to miss the "Eight-Legged Wonders" open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of...

UC Davis professor Jason Bond in his office in the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis professor Jason Bond in his office in the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis professor Jason Bond in his office in the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye-to-eye with a jumping spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eye-to-eye with a jumping spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye-to-eye with a jumping spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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

Everybody Loves Bugs, Right? Here Are the Top 25 Bug Blogs in the World

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a bamboo stake in Vacaville, Calif. Native to western North America, it belongs to the family Libellulidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everybody loves bugs, right? Well, no, they don't. Some folks scream, smash them, or sprint away from them. Other folks--including yours truly--sprint toward them, not unlike firefighters racing into a burning building while everyone else is dashing...

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a bamboo stake in Vacaville, Calif. Native to western North America, it belongs to the family Libellulidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a bamboo stake in Vacaville, Calif. Native to western North America, it belongs to the family Libellulidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a bamboo stake in Vacaville, Calif. Native to western North America, it belongs to the family Libellulidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the flameskimmer dragonfly, also called a
Close-up of the flameskimmer dragonfly, also called a "firecracker skimmer." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the flameskimmer dragonfly, also called a "firecracker skimmer." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flameskimmer in flight as he heads back to his perch, a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flameskimmer in flight as he heads back to his perch, a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flameskimmer in flight as he heads back to his perch, a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kids and Bugs Go Well Together: Check Out the Dixon May Fair

Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Building superintendent Stephanie Hill (left) of Yuba City and assistant building superintendent Pat Connelly of Vacaville hang bumble bee pillow, the work of Solano County 4-H'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kids and bugs go well together. Take the entries in Today's Youth Building at the 143rd annual Dixon May Fair, which opened Thursday, May 10 and continues through Sunday, May 13. Some of the exhibitors focused on honey bees, butterflies, dragonflies,...

Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Building superintendent Stephanie Hill (left) of Yuba City and assistant building superintendent Pat Connelly of Vacaville hang bumble bee pillow, the work of Solano County 4-H'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Building superintendent Stephanie Hill (left) of Yuba City and assistant building superintendent Pat Connelly of Vacaville hang bumble bee pillow, the work of Solano County 4-H'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Building superintendent Stephanie Hill (left) of Yuba City and assistant building superintendent Pat Connelly of Vacaville hang bumble bee pillow, the work of Solano County 4-H'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Ryan Anenson, 16, of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, took this blue-ribbon winner, close-up of a bee. Overlapping the photo are plant leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Ryan Anenson, 16, of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, took this blue-ribbon winner, close-up of a bee. Overlapping the photo are plant leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Ryan Anenson, 16, of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, took this blue-ribbon winner, close-up of a bee. Overlapping the photo are plant leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jake Vinum, 15, of Vacaville, won a blue ribbon for his wall hanging, titled
Jake Vinum, 15, of Vacaville, won a blue ribbon for his wall hanging, titled "Horseshoe Spider," cleverly crafted with a horseshoe and "spider legs." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jake Vinum, 15, of Vacaville, won a blue ribbon for his wall hanging, titled "Horseshoe Spider," cleverly crafted with a horseshoe and "spider legs." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Khole Cahoon, 13, of Vacaville won a blue ribbon for her chocolate ganache cupcakes, decorated with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Khole Cahoon, 13, of Vacaville won a blue ribbon for her chocolate ganache cupcakes, decorated with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Khole Cahoon, 13, of Vacaville won a blue ribbon for her chocolate ganache cupcakes, decorated with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Francis Agbayani, 12, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacavile, is displaying his 4-H project,
Beekeeper Francis Agbayani, 12, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacavile, is displaying his 4-H project, "Don't Bee Making Mistakes," a blue-ribbon winner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Francis Agbayani, 12, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacavile, is displaying his 4-H project, "Don't Bee Making Mistakes," a blue-ribbon winner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 3:45 PM

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