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Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology

'Show Me the Honey' and 'Show Me the Bugs' at UC Davis Picnic Day

There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It wouldn't be a picnic without bugs. They are, you know, everywhere. However, when the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day takes place Saturday, April 22, you'll find them primarily at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's...

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:54 PM

This Bio Boot Camp Is Just for Teens

The 2011 UC Davis Bio Boot Camp featured a tour of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road. Here the campers crowd around beekeeper Elizabeth Frost as she opens the hive. Frost is now the education officer for honey bees at the Department of Primary Industries, New South Wales. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Teenagers who dig bugs and wildlife biology will love this! The UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology is again sponsoring two summer Bio Boot Camps: one for youths entering the seventh, eighth or ninth grade this fall, and one for youths entering...

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:27 PM

A Big Butterfly-and-Bee Day at the Bohart

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart, shows South American rainforest butterflies, Preponas, in the genus Archaeoprepona to butterfly-bee enthusiast Ria deGrassi of Davis. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a big butterfly-and-bee day at the Bohart. Despite other major attractions--including the gorgeous spring day and the March Madness basketball tournament--nearly 300 people visited the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology last Saturday...

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Monarch Starter Set: Partnership Between a Business and the Bohart

The monarch starter set: a zippered, meshed habitat, and a sturdy, broad-based, narrow-necked bottle. Fill with water and milkweed and add monarch caterpillars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little philanthropy goes a long way.  Especially when it comes to small-scale monarch conservation projects. Think "Monarch Starter Set." And it's just in time for open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday,...

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:58 PM

A 'Butterfly Open House' at the Bohart Museum on March 19

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas talks to butterfly enthusiasts on a Placer Land and Trust tour looking for the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost spring. Do you know where your butterflies are? Do you know how to attract them to your yard? Greg Kareofelas, a Bohart Museum of Entomology associate with expertise on  local butterflies, will be at the Bohart Museum's open house...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM

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