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UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day: Time to Explore Diversity of Life

Owl butterfly at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You'll see an owl butterfly at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. You'll see a great-horned owl at the Raptor Center. "Owl that" at more at the ninth...

Missy Gable, director of the UC Master Gardener Program, shows her children Emma and Bran how to use a bee vacuum device at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Missy, then Missy Borel, served as the founding manager of the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Missy Gable, director of the UC Master Gardener Program, shows her children Emma and Bran how to use a bee vacuum device at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Missy, then Missy Borel, served as the founding manager of the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Missy Gable, director of the UC Master Gardener Program, shows her children Emma and Bran how to use a bee vacuum device at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Missy, then Missy Borel, served as the founding manager of the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist and doctoral student Corwin Parker examines a nematode specimen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nematologist and doctoral student Corwin Parker examines a nematode specimen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist and doctoral student Corwin Parker examines a nematode specimen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A chocolate tree? You bet! Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager at the Botanical Conservatory, checks out a cacao tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A chocolate tree? You bet! Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager at the Botanical Conservatory, checks out a cacao tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A chocolate tree? You bet! Ernesto Sandoval, collections manager at the Botanical Conservatory, checks out a cacao tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Tis the Season of Giving, and UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day Needs Donor Pledges by Jan. 6

This is the ceramic-mosaic sculpture,

'Tis the season of giving, and the ninth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, set for Saturday, Feb. 15, needs donors. Make that "urgently...

This is the ceramic-mosaic sculpture,
This is the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," which anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. It is the work of Davis-based artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," which anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. It is the work of Davis-based artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology houses some 8 million specimens, but also has a gift shop and a live
The Bohart Museum of Entomology houses some 8 million specimens, but also has a gift shop and a live "petting zoo." The zoo includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, stick insects and tarantulas (pictured). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology houses some 8 million specimens, but also has a gift shop and a live "petting zoo." The zoo includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, stick insects and tarantulas (pictured). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day will feature 13 museums or collections. Here volunteer Billy Thien of the Raptor Center shows a golden eagle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day will feature 13 museums or collections. Here volunteer Billy Thien of the Raptor Center shows a golden eagle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day will feature 13 museums or collections. Here volunteer Billy Thien of the Raptor Center shows a golden eagle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugs Rule But Other Critters Do, Too, on UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

A tarantula at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugs rule, but other critters do, too, on UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day! You won't want to miss the eighth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum...

A tarantula at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tarantula at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tarantula at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lion specimen at the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, located in Room 1394 of the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lion specimen at the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, located in Room 1394 of the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lion specimen at the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, located in Room 1394 of the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A great-horned owl at the California Raptor Center, located at 1340 Equine Lane, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A great-horned owl at the California Raptor Center, located at 1340 Equine Lane, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A great-horned owl at the California Raptor Center, located at 1340 Equine Lane, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day?

This was the scene at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 2018 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are you ready for the eighth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 16 when 13 museums and collections will be open on the...

This was the scene at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 2018 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 2018 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 2018 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew folks interested in bees and plants. Here bee haven manager Chris Casey (left) and volunteer Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew folks interested in bees and plants. Here bee haven manager Chris Casey (left) and volunteer Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew folks interested in bees and plants. Here bee haven manager Chris Casey (left) and volunteer Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The public can learn all about nematodes during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Here graduate student and nematologist Chris Pagan answers questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The public can learn all about nematodes during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Here graduate student and nematologist Chris Pagan answers questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The public can learn all about nematodes during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Here graduate student and nematologist Chris Pagan answers questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day poster indicates the staggered hours.
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day poster indicates the staggered hours.

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day poster indicates the staggered hours.

The Wonders You'll See at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the wonders you'll see at the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day! It's sort of like the wonders of the world but this is a...

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sadie Park of Vacaville checks out the plants in the Botanical Conservatory during the 2015 Biodiversity Museum Day. She was part of the Solano County 4-H Science Literary Project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sadie Park of Vacaville checks out the plants in the Botanical Conservatory during the 2015 Biodiversity Museum Day. She was part of the Solano County 4-H Science Literary Project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sadie Park of Vacaville checks out the plants in the Botanical Conservatory during the 2015 Biodiversity Museum Day. She was part of the Solano County 4-H Science Literary Project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (back center), distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helps  out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the Biodiversity Museum Day. At right is Bohart associate/undergraduate entomology student Wade Spencer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp (back center), distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helps out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the Biodiversity Museum Day. At right is Bohart associate/undergraduate entomology student Wade Spencer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (back center), distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helps out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the Biodiversity Museum Day. At right is Bohart associate/undergraduate entomology student Wade Spencer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Collections open during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.
Collections open during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.

Collections open during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:09 PM

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