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Bohart Bugs Grab Interest of Fairgoers

Entomologist Jeff Smith (left) shows insect displays from the Bohart Museum of Entomology to fairgoers last Saturday at the Dixon May Fair.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugs from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, grabbed the interest of fairgoers at the 144th annual Dixon May Fair, held May 9 through May...

Entomologist Jeff Smith (left) shows insect displays from the Bohart Museum of Entomology to fairgoers last Saturday at the Dixon May Fair.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (left) shows insect displays from the Bohart Museum of Entomology to fairgoers last Saturday at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (left) shows insect displays from the Bohart Museum of Entomology to fairgoers last Saturday at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologists Alex Dedon (left) and Jeff Smith of UC Davis engage with Carolyn Jones of Dixon, who served as chair of the 2019 Sacramento Orchid Show. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologists Alex Dedon (left) and Jeff Smith of UC Davis engage with Carolyn Jones of Dixon, who served as chair of the 2019 Sacramento Orchid Show. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologists Alex Dedon (left) and Jeff Smith of UC Davis engage with Carolyn Jones of Dixon, who served as chair of the 2019 Sacramento Orchid Show. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, a doctoral student at UC Davis, responds to a question from a fairgoer Saturday at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, a doctoral student at UC Davis, responds to a question from a fairgoer Saturday at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, a doctoral student at UC Davis, responds to a question from a fairgoer Saturday at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This fairgoer checked out the specimens of carpenter bees, honey bees, leafcutting bees and sweat bees from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This fairgoer checked out the specimens of carpenter bees, honey bees, leafcutting bees and sweat bees from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This fairgoer checked out the specimens of carpenter bees, honey bees, leafcutting bees and sweat bees from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An insect display on Hymenotpera (bees and wasps) drew the interest of this fairgoer at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An insect display on Hymenotpera (bees and wasps) drew the interest of this fairgoer at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An insect display on Hymenotpera (bees and wasps) drew the interest of this fairgoer at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Specimens from the order Coleoptera (beetles) fascinated many fairgoers at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Specimens from the order Coleoptera (beetles) fascinated many fairgoers at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Specimens from the order Coleoptera (beetles) fascinated many fairgoers at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Camouflaged insects include stick insects that look like leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Camouflaged insects include stick insects that look like leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Camouflaged insects include stick insects that look like leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly specimens from the order Lepitoptera (butterflies and moths) brightened the Bohart Museum of Entomology display at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterfly specimens from the order Lepitoptera (butterflies and moths) brightened the Bohart Museum of Entomology display at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly specimens from the order Lepitoptera (butterflies and moths) brightened the Bohart Museum of Entomology display at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Floriculture Building at the Dixon May Fair was more than flowers--it included specimens of pollinators and other insects from the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Floriculture Building at the Dixon May Fair was more than flowers--it included specimens of pollinators and other insects from the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Floriculture Building at the Dixon May Fair was more than flowers--it included specimens of pollinators and other insects from the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Bee-ing' There at the Dixon May Fair

Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display,

"You can learn a lot from these displays," a fairgoer at the 144th annual Dixon May Fair commented. She was looking at an educational display with...

Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display,
Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display, "None of Your Beeswax" for the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display, "None of Your Beeswax" for the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.
This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.

This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.

Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.
Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.

Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.

Bring on the Bugs at the Dixon May Fair!

You can hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo, on Saturday, May 11 in the Floriculture Building, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a fair without insects? Entomologists at the University of California, Davis, will share their love of insects with fairgoers at the 144th...

You can hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo, on Saturday, May 11 in the Floriculture Building, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You can hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo, on Saturday, May 11 in the Floriculture Building, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You can hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo, on Saturday, May 11 in the Floriculture Building, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking sticks or stick insects will be at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 11. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Walking sticks or stick insects will be at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 11. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking sticks or stick insects will be at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 11. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith will show butterfly specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith will show butterfly specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith will show butterfly specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Kids and Bugs Go Well Together: Check Out the Dixon May Fair

Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Building superintendent Stephanie Hill (left) of Yuba City and assistant building superintendent Pat Connelly of Vacaville hang bumble bee pillow, the work of Solano County 4-H'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kids and bugs go well together. Take the entries in Today's Youth Building at the 143rd annual Dixon May Fair, which opened Thursday, May 10 and...

Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Building superintendent Stephanie Hill (left) of Yuba City and assistant building superintendent Pat Connelly of Vacaville hang bumble bee pillow, the work of Solano County 4-H'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Building superintendent Stephanie Hill (left) of Yuba City and assistant building superintendent Pat Connelly of Vacaville hang bumble bee pillow, the work of Solano County 4-H'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Building superintendent Stephanie Hill (left) of Yuba City and assistant building superintendent Pat Connelly of Vacaville hang bumble bee pillow, the work of Solano County 4-H'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Ryan Anenson, 16, of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, took this blue-ribbon winner, close-up of a bee. Overlapping the photo are plant leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Ryan Anenson, 16, of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, took this blue-ribbon winner, close-up of a bee. Overlapping the photo are plant leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Ryan Anenson, 16, of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, took this blue-ribbon winner, close-up of a bee. Overlapping the photo are plant leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jake Vinum, 15, of Vacaville, won a blue ribbon for his wall hanging, titled
Jake Vinum, 15, of Vacaville, won a blue ribbon for his wall hanging, titled "Horseshoe Spider," cleverly crafted with a horseshoe and "spider legs." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jake Vinum, 15, of Vacaville, won a blue ribbon for his wall hanging, titled "Horseshoe Spider," cleverly crafted with a horseshoe and "spider legs." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Khole Cahoon, 13, of Vacaville won a blue ribbon for her chocolate ganache cupcakes, decorated with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Khole Cahoon, 13, of Vacaville won a blue ribbon for her chocolate ganache cupcakes, decorated with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Khole Cahoon, 13, of Vacaville won a blue ribbon for her chocolate ganache cupcakes, decorated with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Francis Agbayani, 12, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacavile, is displaying his 4-H project,
Beekeeper Francis Agbayani, 12, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacavile, is displaying his 4-H project, "Don't Bee Making Mistakes," a blue-ribbon winner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Francis Agbayani, 12, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacavile, is displaying his 4-H project, "Don't Bee Making Mistakes," a blue-ribbon winner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Fun at the Fair with Entomologists and Insects

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If fair time is fun time--and it is--just add insects to make it even more fun. Entomologists from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, will...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are
Madagascar hissing cockroaches are "a huge hit with kids," says entomologist Jeff Smith of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are "a huge hit with kids," says entomologist Jeff Smith of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert will be tabling an activity at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 12. She recently showed scorpions at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Under a black light, scorpions fluoresce. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert will be tabling an activity at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 12. She recently showed scorpions at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Under a black light, scorpions fluoresce. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert will be tabling an activity at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 12. She recently showed scorpions at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Under a black light, scorpions fluoresce. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's more fun than an arthropod? Two arthopods! Pictured are a spider, a rose-haired tarantula--and an insect, a  Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's more fun than an arthropod? Two arthopods! Pictured are a spider, a rose-haired tarantula--and an insect, a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's more fun than an arthropod? Two arthopods! Pictured are a spider, a rose-haired tarantula--and an insect, a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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