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If You Were a Bug, What Would You Be?

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion is home to multiple displays borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"If you were a bug, what would you be?" That sign greets visitors to the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. It's a good conservation...

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion is home to multiple displays borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion is home to multiple displays borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion is home to multiple displays borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee observation hive is a popular attraction in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee observation hive is a popular attraction in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee observation hive is a popular attraction in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Future entomologist? A visitor to the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion captures an image of butterfly specimens on her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Future entomologist? A visitor to the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion captures an image of butterfly specimens on her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Future entomologist? A visitor to the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion captures an image of butterfly specimens on her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A family admires the honey bee observation hive in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A family admires the honey bee observation hive in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A family admires the honey bee observation hive in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper mannequins greet visitors in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper mannequins greet visitors in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper mannequins greet visitors in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A gigantic honey bee on the arm of a beekeeper mannequin in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A gigantic honey bee on the arm of a beekeeper mannequin in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A gigantic honey bee on the arm of a beekeeper mannequin in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugging You at the California State Fair

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Insect Pavilion at the California State Fair, which includes specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California,...

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everyone liked the beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka lady bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Everyone liked the beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka lady bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everyone liked the beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka lady bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This trio checks out the pests displayed below a sign in the Insect Pavilion that cautions:
This trio checks out the pests displayed below a sign in the Insect Pavilion that cautions: "Beware of hitchhikers." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This trio checks out the pests displayed below a sign in the Insect Pavilion that cautions: "Beware of hitchhikers." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A youngster points excitedly at a display in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A youngster points excitedly at a display in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A youngster points excitedly at a display in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wanted visitors at the California State Fair and the unwanted visitors (pests). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The wanted visitors at the California State Fair and the unwanted visitors (pests). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wanted visitors at the California State Fair and the unwanted visitors (pests). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This visitor was fascinated by the displays in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This visitor was fascinated by the displays in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This visitor was fascinated by the displays in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors coming and going in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors coming and going in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors coming and going in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The State Fair: Bees, Butterflies and Sunflowers

Sunflowers grow as high as an elephant's eye at the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees, butterflies and sunflowers at the California State Fair? Yes. The state fair, which opened July 12 and ends July 28, is a good place to see a...

Sunflowers grow as high as an elephant's eye at the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sunflowers grow as high as an elephant's eye at the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sunflowers grow as high as an elephant's eye at the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Beekeeper Doug Houck of the Sacramento Area Beekeepers' Association and his daugher, Rebekah Houck, at the beekeepers' booth in the Expo Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Doug Houck of the Sacramento Area Beekeepers' Association and his daugher, Rebekah Houck, at the beekeepers' booth in the Expo Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Doug Houck of the Sacramento Area Beekeepers' Association and his daugher, Rebekah Houck, at the beekeepers' booth in the Expo Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly specimens in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterfly specimens in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly specimens in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Valley carpenter bee working a petunia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female Valley carpenter bee working a petunia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Valley carpenter bee working a petunia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Ridin' the Rails With a Butterfly

California dogface butterfly is illustrated on the California State Fair monorail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quick! What butterfly is depicted on the California State Fair monorail train? Hint: It's the state insect. "What, we have a state insect?" you...

California dogface butterfly is illustrated on the California State Fair monorail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California dogface butterfly is illustrated on the California State Fair monorail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California dogface butterfly is illustrated on the California State Fair monorail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Bugs Rule at the California State Fair

Monarch butterfly cutout in front of the Insect Pavilion at the Caifornia State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you head over to the California State Fair, which opened July 14 and continues through July 31, be sure to check out the Insect Pavilion at "The...

Monarch butterfly cutout in front of the Insect Pavilion at the Caifornia State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterfly cutout in front of the Insect Pavilion at the Caifornia State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterfly cutout in front of the Insect Pavilion at the Caifornia State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colorful monarch butterflies are in sharp contrast to the painted cutout  (above). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Colorful monarch butterflies are in sharp contrast to the painted cutout (above). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colorful monarch butterflies are in sharp contrast to the painted cutout (above). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of bee observation hive in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of bee observation hive in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of bee observation hive in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 8:32 PM

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