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Introduce Your Children to Insects

How can you interest your children in insects? "For me, at least a lot of my interest developed when my parents gave me a net and a butterfly...

Three-year-old Everly Puckett checks out a stick insect held by her father, Ryan Puckett, a UC Davis employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Three-year-old Everly Puckett checks out a stick insect held by her father, Ryan Puckett, a UC Davis employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Three-year-old Everly Puckett checks out a stick insect held by her father, Ryan Puckett, a UC Davis employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis animal biology major Jakob Lopez shows a stick insect to Hunter Baker, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis animal biology major Jakob Lopez shows a stick insect to Hunter Baker, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis animal biology major Jakob Lopez shows a stick insect to Hunter Baker, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hunter Baker, 8, delights in holding a stick insect. In back is Bohart collections manager Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hunter Baker, 8, delights in holding a stick insect. In back is Bohart collections manager Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hunter Baker, 8, delights in holding a stick insect. In back is Bohart collections manager Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Danielle Hoskey introduces her 4-year-old son, Atlas Scott to a tomato hornworm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Danielle Hoskey introduces her 4-year-old son, Atlas Scott to a tomato hornworm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Danielle Hoskey introduces her 4-year-old son, Atlas Scott to a tomato hornworm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology major Oliver Smith eagerly shows a stick insect to a youngster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology major Oliver Smith eagerly shows a stick insect to a youngster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology major Oliver Smith eagerly shows a stick insect to a youngster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral student Emma
UC Davis entomology doctoral student Emma "Em" Jochim (left) and high school intern Syd Benson engage the youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral student Emma "Em" Jochim (left) and high school intern Syd Benson engage the youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mark Blankenship, 10, peers at a thorny stick insect.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mark Blankenship, 10, peers at a thorny stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mark Blankenship, 10, peers at a thorny stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis psychology major Naomi Lila, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, awaits visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis psychology major Naomi Lila, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, awaits visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis psychology major Naomi Lila, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, awaits visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sebastian Carrasco, 3, waves
Sebastian Carrasco, 3, waves "bye bye" to a stick insect. He decided he didn't want to hold it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sebastian Carrasco, 3, waves "bye bye" to a stick insect. He decided he didn't want to hold it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 2:52 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

It's Pollinator Month: No Sweat?

In the sweltering heat of Solano County (100 degrees) during National Pollinator Month, how about an image of a sweat bee, genus Halictus, a...

A sweat bee, genus Halictus, sailing over a Coreopsis in a Vacaville pollinator garden. June is National Pollinator Month. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sweat bee, genus Halictus, sailing over a Coreopsis in a Vacaville pollinator garden. June is National Pollinator Month. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sweat bee, genus Halictus, sailing over a Coreopsis in a Vacaville pollinator garden. June is National Pollinator Month. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024 at 11:58 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

An Incredible Salute to Entomologist Lynn Kimsey

When a noted entomologist retires, what do you do? Give them a 21-insect net salute. That's what occurred at a recent retirement celebration...

UC Davis distinguished professor emerita Lynn Kimsey walks under the archway of a 21-insect net salute. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor emerita Lynn Kimsey walks under the archway of a 21-insect net salute. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor emerita Lynn Kimsey walks under the archway of a 21-insect net salute. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Back in 1986, Professor Richard
Back in 1986, Professor Richard "Doc" Bohart was given a 21-insect net salute when the museum he founded became "The Bohart Museum of Entomology." Lynn Kimsey, then a postdoctoral fellow, is in the left foreground.

Back in 1986, Professor Richard "Doc" Bohart was given a 21-insect net salute when the museum he founded became "The Bohart Museum of Entomology." Lynn Kimsey, then a postdoctoral fellow, is in the left foreground.

Noted entomologist Richard
Noted entomologist Richard "Doc" Bohart walks beneath the archway of a 21-insect net salute in this 1986 image. The museum he founded in 1946 was dedicated to him in 1986.

Noted entomologist Richard "Doc" Bohart walks beneath the archway of a 21-insect net salute in this 1986 image. The museum he founded in 1946 was dedicated to him in 1986.

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 12:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Educational and Fun Activities at the UC Davis Bee Haven Open House

Catch and release. Release and catch. No, wait. Catch...examine...and then release. That's what attendees will do at the UC Davis Bee Haven's...

An educational and fun activity: the catch-and-release bee activity at the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An educational and fun activity: the catch-and-release bee activity at the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An educational and fun activity: the catch-and-release bee activity at the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A six-foot-long worker bee sculpture, the work of Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A six-foot-long worker bee sculpture, the work of Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A six-foot-long worker bee sculpture, the work of Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, share a purple coneflower in the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee and yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, share a purple coneflower in the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, share a purple coneflower in the UC Davis Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 6:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Celebrating the15th Anniversary of the UC Davis Bee Haven

The place to "bee" on Saturday, April 6 is the UC Davis Bee Haven. That's when the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology will celebrate...

A ceramic-mosaic sculpture,
A ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," anchors the UC Davis Bee Haven. It is the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," anchors the UC Davis Bee Haven. It is the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The early years of the UC Davis Bee Haven. This image was taken in May of 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The early years of the UC Davis Bee Haven. This image was taken in May of 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The early years of the UC Davis Bee Haven. This image was taken in May of 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the
One of the "movers and shakers" of the founding of the UC Davis Bee Haven was the late Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen (1943-2022) of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This image was taken Jan. 13, 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the "movers and shakers" of the founding of the UC Davis Bee Haven was the late Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen (1943-2022) of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This image was taken Jan. 13, 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In 2011, then UC Davis doctoral student Sarah Dalrymple (pictured) coordinated the native bee mural at the UC Davis Bee Haven.  The project was part of an entomology class taught by UC Davis distinguished professor Diane Ullman, artist and entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In 2011, then UC Davis doctoral student Sarah Dalrymple (pictured) coordinated the native bee mural at the UC Davis Bee Haven. The project was part of an entomology class taught by UC Davis distinguished professor Diane Ullman, artist and entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In 2011, then UC Davis doctoral student Sarah Dalrymple (pictured) coordinated the native bee mural at the UC Davis Bee Haven. The project was part of an entomology class taught by UC Davis distinguished professor Diane Ullman, artist and entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 5:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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