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Bugs at Briggs: A Banner Day on April 13

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It just wouldn't be a picnic without bugs. Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will turn into a bugfest...

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays
Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays "Dr. Death" at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays "Dr. Death" at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the
UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the "Entomology Band" at last year's Picnic Day. The band will not be performing this year, but photographers can find plenty of other subjects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the "Entomology Band" at last year's Picnic Day. The band will not be performing this year, but photographers can find plenty of other subjects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey Tasting at UC Davis Picnic Day: Berry, Berry Good!

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped  staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey has been called "the nectar of the gods" and "the soul of a field of flowers." Whatever it's called, it's all good. And when the UC Davis...

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped  staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gathering nectar from a buckwheat blossom. Buckwheat honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee gathering nectar from a buckwheat blossom. Buckwheat honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gathering nectar from a buckwheat blossom. Buckwheat honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for almond blossoms. Almond honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for almond blossoms. Almond honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for almond blossoms. Almond honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yum! Raspberries! But have you ever tasted raspberry honey? It will be offered at the Honey Tasting at Briggs Hall on April 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yum! Raspberries! But have you ever tasted raspberry honey? It will be offered at the Honey Tasting at Briggs Hall on April 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yum! Raspberries! But have you ever tasted raspberry honey? It will be offered at the Honey Tasting at Briggs Hall on April 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just Buggin' You at UC Davis PIcnic Day

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

Let's do the alliteration: Bugs at Briggs and bugs at the Bohart. That's what's on tap on Saturday, April 21 during the 104th annual campuswide...

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)
This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

Maggot art, anyone? Dip a maggot into water-based, non-toxic paint and let the maggot do its thing on a piece of paper. Voila! Maggot art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art, anyone? Dip a maggot into water-based, non-toxic paint and let the maggot do its thing on a piece of paper. Voila! Maggot art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art, anyone? Dip a maggot into water-based, non-toxic paint and let the maggot do its thing on a piece of paper. Voila! Maggot art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot with one of the cut-out boards. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot with one of the cut-out boards. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot with one of the cut-out boards. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the race is on! Cockroach races, that is. These
And the race is on! Cockroach races, that is. These "athletes" are American cockroaches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the race is on! Cockroach races, that is. These "athletes" are American cockroaches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly banner signals the opening of UC Davis Picnic Day activities at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly banner signals the opening of UC Davis Picnic Day activities at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly banner signals the opening of UC Davis Picnic Day activities at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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