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Bohart Museum Picnic Day: Bugging Out

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They came. They saw. They bugged out. Who wouldn't, when you get an opportunity to pet a rose-haired tarantula named Snuggles, guide walking sticks "strolling" on your arm, or cradle a Madagascar hissing cockroach? Or marvel at the display of...

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Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two-year-old Teddy Owens of Davis, held by his mother, Dina Owens, high-fives Snuggles, the rose-haired tarantula, held by entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Jeff Smith shows Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula, to inquiring youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Quite a handful! Visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Picnic Day watch Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors check out the beaver/beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, museum director and UC Davis professor. At far left is undergraduate student Ivana Satre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey smiles at the reaction of visitors to the beaver/beetle display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pinole resident Jesse Meyers, a UC Davis alumnus (1989, chemical engineering) holds a stick insect, also known as a walking stick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum theme focused on "Where the Sun Doesn't Shine." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert shows youngsters how scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee display encompassed honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, sunflower bees and more. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two-year-old Teddy Owens of Davis, held by his mother, Dina Owens, high-fives Snuggles, the rose-haired tarantula, held by entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two-year-old Teddy Owens of Davis, held by his mother, Dina Owens, high-fives Snuggles, the rose-haired tarantula, held by entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two-year-old Teddy Owens of Davis, held by his mother, Dina Owens, high-fives Snuggles, the rose-haired tarantula, held by entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Jeff Smith shows Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula, to inquiring youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Jeff Smith shows Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula, to inquiring youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Jeff Smith shows Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula, to inquiring youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quite a handful! Visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Picnic Day watch Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Quite a handful! Visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Picnic Day watch Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quite a handful! Visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Picnic Day watch Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors check out the beaver/beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, museum director and UC Davis professor. At far left is undergraduate student Ivana Satre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors check out the beaver/beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, museum director and UC Davis professor. At far left is undergraduate student Ivana Satre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors check out the beaver/beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, museum director and UC Davis professor. At far left is undergraduate student Ivana Satre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey smiles at the reaction of visitors to the beaver/beetle display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey smiles at the reaction of visitors to the beaver/beetle display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey smiles at the reaction of visitors to the beaver/beetle display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert shows youngsters how scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert shows youngsters how scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert shows youngsters how scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee display encompassed honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, sunflower bees and more. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee display encompassed honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, sunflower bees and more. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee display encompassed honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, sunflower bees and more. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who Doesn't Love Bugs?

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Raise your hands! How many of you love bugs? If you had asked that question at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house at the seventh annual Biodiversity Museum Day last Saturday at the University of California, Davis, the Yellow Shirts would have...

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now
Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now "at home" in the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now "at home" in the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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

Charlotte and the Walking Stick: A New Hair Barrette

Graduate student Charlotte Herbert, who is seeking her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, has a visitor in her hair--a stick insect barrette. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The thing about walking sticks is that they walk. They don't skip, run, or gallop. They walk. And they look just like the twigs from their habitat. Oh, what a camouflage! So when the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house, themed "Keep Calm and...

Graduate student Charlotte Herbert, who is seeking her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, has a visitor in her hair--a stick insect barrette. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Charlotte Herbert, who is seeking her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, has a visitor in her hair--a stick insect barrette. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Charlotte Herbert, who is seeking her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, has a visitor in her hair--a stick insect barrette. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

George Alberts of Los Angeles points to a
George Alberts of Los Angeles points to a "barrette" in the hair of his friend, UC Davis entomology graduate student and Bohart volunteer Charlotte Herbert. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

George Alberts of Los Angeles points to a "barrette" in the hair of his friend, UC Davis entomology graduate student and Bohart volunteer Charlotte Herbert. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM

About Those Walking Sticks...

This is the insect that Matan Shelomi studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why would anyone want to study walking sticks (stick insects)? Well, why wouldn't anyone NOT want to? That's the question we ought to ask. Enter doctoral candidate Matan Shelomi of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. He will present...

This is the insect that Matan Shelomi studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the insect that Matan Shelomi studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the insect that Matan Shelomi studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:24 PM

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