Capitol Corridor
University of California
Capitol Corridor

Posts Tagged: UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day and the Fascinating World of Nematodes

Nematologists Christopher Pagan (foreground) and Corwin Parker, doctoral students in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answer questions from the crowd at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do you know what a nematode is? If you're a gardener, you're aware that nematodes are "microscopic, eel-like roundworms" and that "most troublesome...

Nematologists Christopher Pagan (foreground) and Corwin Parker, doctoral students in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answer questions from the crowd at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nematologists Christopher Pagan (foreground) and Corwin Parker, doctoral students in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answer questions from the crowd at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologists Christopher Pagan (foreground) and Corwin Parker, doctoral students in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answer questions from the crowd at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist Corwin Parker, doctoral student, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answers a question about nematode parasites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nematologist Corwin Parker, doctoral student, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answers a question about nematode parasites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist Corwin Parker, doctoral student, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answers a question about nematode parasites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-ing There at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew scores of families at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day,  a science-based day always held the...

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described
A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Good Day to Learn About Science

Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They came, they saw, they learned. And in some cases, they conquered--they conquered their fear or avoidance of insects. Such was the case at the...

Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters got creative with silkworm moth cocoons. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters got creative with silkworm moth cocoons. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters got creative with silkworm moth cocoons. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Zach Griebenow, a doctoral student in the Phil Ward lab, introduced visitors to  magnified insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ant specialist Zach Griebenow, a doctoral student in the Phil Ward lab, introduced visitors to magnified insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Zach Griebenow, a doctoral student in the Phil Ward lab, introduced visitors to magnified insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot (left), doctoral candidate and ant specialist, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and major professor Phil Ward introduced visitors to the diversity of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot (left), doctoral candidate and ant specialist, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and major professor Phil Ward introduced visitors to the diversity of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot (left), doctoral candidate and ant specialist, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and major professor Phil Ward introduced visitors to the diversity of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, (standing), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Crystal Homicz, a doctoral student in forest entomology, show beetles to a  visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, (standing), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Crystal Homicz, a doctoral student in forest entomology, show beetles to a visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, (standing), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Crystal Homicz, a doctoral student in forest entomology, show beetles to a visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, talks about the thousands of butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, talks about the thousands of butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, talks about the thousands of butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student and forest entomologist Crystal Homicz, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, talks about the diversity of beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student and forest entomologist Crystal Homicz, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, talks about the diversity of beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student and forest entomologist Crystal Homicz, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, talks about the diversity of beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The diversity of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The diversity of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The diversity of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors thronged the hallway of the Academic Surge Building to learn about insects and spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors thronged the hallway of the Academic Surge Building to learn about insects and spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors thronged the hallway of the Academic Surge Building to learn about insects and spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Diversity of Bugs at Bohart Museum of Entomology

Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If diversity is the spark of life, then the Bohart Museum of Entomology is fueling that spark into a full flame. The Bohart Museum, home of nearly...

Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian stick insect (walking stick) at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An Australian stick insect (walking stick) at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian stick insect (walking stick) at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why Diversity Reigns Supreme at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Diversity will reign supreme at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 15, when 13 museums or collections will be open to the public....

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All aboard! The t-shirt design, by Ivana Li, shows organisms that visitors will see at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
All aboard! The t-shirt design, by Ivana Li, shows organisms that visitors will see at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All aboard! The t-shirt design, by Ivana Li, shows organisms that visitors will see at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Next 5 stories | Last story

 
E-mail
 
Webmaster Email: kmchurchill@ucanr.edu