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Why More Water Bears Are Heading for the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis, which houses one of the largest collections of water bears or tardigrades in the world, stands to get...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.
The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.

The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

Ever Seen a Coronavirus-Equipped Mantis?

This is the coronavirus-equipped  mantis that's drawing lots of smiles in the Davis front yard of entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey of UC Davis. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

Sometimes you just have to display your sense of humor. Take the case of a huge praying mantis sculpture that anchors the Davis, Calif., front yard...

This is the coronavirus-equipped  mantis that's drawing lots of smiles in the Davis front yard of entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey of UC Davis. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)
This is the coronavirus-equipped mantis that's drawing lots of smiles in the Davis front yard of entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey of UC Davis. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

This is the coronavirus-equipped mantis that's drawing lots of smiles in the Davis front yard of entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey of UC Davis. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, watches a honey bee buzz her head in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone, Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, watches a honey bee buzz her head in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone, Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, watches a honey bee buzz her head in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone, Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 1:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Oh, for a Water Bear Sculpture at the Bohart Museum!

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you can picture a huge water bear (tardigrade) sculpture gracing the entrance to the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Crocker Lane, UC Davis...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

A Worthy Cause: A Water Bear Sculpture

An artist's sketch of the proposed tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

If you're looking for a worthy cause to support during the giving season (and as a bonus, receive a tax deduction), think tardigrades, aka water...

An artist's sketch of the proposed tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
An artist's sketch of the proposed tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

An artist's sketch of the proposed tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Wonder of Water Bears, and Soon, a Sculpture at the Bohart

An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

What a wonderful idea! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis boasts one of the world's largest tardigrade (water bear) collections, and what...

An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation
 
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