It’s Friday, so it must be Friday lite…
When you’re hosting a birthday party for an...
Perfect cake for an entomologist
PERFECT CAKE FOR AN ENTOMOLOGIST--What's a perfect birthday cake for an insect scientist? One with bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
PEDALING AWAY--Birthday celebrant Lynn Kimsey, chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, pedals home. (A shoulder injury prompted her to temporarily trade her bicycle for this "chariot.") (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When you think of a teddy bear, you think of a huggable stuffed animal.
Not so entomologists. When they think of a teddy bear, they think of the...
GREEN EYES--The male Valley carpenter bee is a green-eyed, golden insect nicknamed the "teddy bear" carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
FEROCIOUS? No. The male Valley carpenter bee doesn't sting. The female is black, and the male is golden.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CHUNK OF WOOD--Brian Turner, public outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows a chunk of wood swarming with Valley carpenter bees (males). The females are black and the males are a golden hue with green eyes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
“Dear Bee Scientists,” wrote 6-year-old Katie Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.
“I am giving this money to you so...
BEE CRUSADER--Katie Brown, 6, of Phoenix, Ariz., loves bees and just donated $20 from her allowance savings to the UC Davis honey bee research program.
Letter to bee scientists
LETTER TO BEE SCIENTISTS--Katie Brown, 6, of Phoenix, penciled this letter to UC Davis bee scientists and drew bees to illustrate her concern.
Hannah Fisher Gray
BEE CRUSADER--Hannah Fisher Gray, 11, of Wilmington, Del., asked her birthday guests to donate to the honey bee research fund instead of giving presents to her. She collected $110, and then matched the funds so she could give $110 to UC Davis and $110 to Pennyslvania State. One of her friends gave her this t-shirt.
One of the highlights of the Entomological Society of America's 56th annual meeting, held Nov. 16-19 in Reno, was the presentation of the Fellow...
ESA President Michael Gray and Michael Parrella
FELLOW AWARD--ESA President Michael Gray (left) presents the highly acclaimed Fellow award to UC Davis entomologist Michael Parrella. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
ESA President Michael Gray and Fellow Frank Zalom
FELLOW AWARD--ESA President Michael Gray (left) presents the coveted Fellow award to UC Davis entomologist Frank Zalom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It’s official. University of California, Davis scientists who manage campus biological collections have just...
Part of the Indonesian team
OFF TO INDONESIA--This group of UC Davis scientists will be doing research in Indonesia. From left are Ellen Dean, museum scientist, UC Davis Herbarium; Steve Heydon, senior museum scientist, Bohart Museum of Entomology; Kyria Boundy-Mills, curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection in the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology; principal investigator Dan Potter, a plant systematist at the Agricultural Experiment Station and director of the UC Davis Herbarium; and Andrew Engilis Jr., curator of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology; and Irene Engilis, collections manager of the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies from southeast Asia
EXOTIC BUTTERFLIES--UC Davis entomologist Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and chair of the Department of Entomology, looks over butterflies from southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)