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UC Davis Picnic Day: The Art of Fly-Tying

Ever seen an angler tie a fly? You will if you visit Briggs Hall during the 110th annual UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 20. "The Art of Fly...

A display by the Fly Fishers of Davis at a recent UC Davis Picnic Day. The Fly Fishers are an integral part of the insect activities at Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A display by the Fly Fishers of Davis at a recent UC Davis Picnic Day. The Fly Fishers are an integral part of the insect activities at Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A display by the Fly Fishers of Davis at a recent UC Davis Picnic Day. The Fly Fishers are an integral part of the insect activities at Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The art of tying a fly by the Fly Fishers of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The art of tying a fly by the Fly Fishers of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The art of tying a fly by the Fly Fishers of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At the end of a mini-session with Paul Berliner (right) of the Fly Fishers of Davis, it's family photo time. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
At the end of a mini-session with Paul Berliner (right) of the Fly Fishers of Davis, it's family photo time. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At the end of a mini-session with Paul Berliner (right) of the Fly Fishers of Davis, it's family photo time. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 2:04 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Maggot Art Always Draws a Crowd at UC Davis Picnic Day

When the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosts its "bug activities" at Briggs Hall during the 110th annual UC Davis Picnic Day on...

Maggot art in the making at a UC Davis Picnic Day event at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art in the making at a UC Davis Picnic Day event at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art in the making at a UC Davis Picnic Day event at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 12:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Good Luck at UC Davis Picnic Day

Remember when San Francisco 49'ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk credited his spectacular 51-yard catch in the 2024 NFC championship game with the...

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring on aphid on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring on aphid on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring on aphid on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cellar spider snares a lady beetle in a Vacaville pollinator garden. The red droplet is reflex bleeding, the beetle is emitting an alkaloid toxin to protect it from predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cellar spider snares a lady beetle in a Vacaville pollinator garden. The red droplet is reflex bleeding, the beetle is emitting an alkaloid toxin to protect it from predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cellar spider snares a lady beetle in a Vacaville pollinator garden. The red droplet is reflex bleeding, the beetle is emitting an alkaloid toxin to protect it from predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

What's a Picnic Without Bugs?

What's a picnic without bugs? Well, it wouldn't be a picnic at all! The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology (ENT) is planning...

Stick insects, aka walking sticks, will be part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo in a pop-up tent at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day.  The Bohart Museum headquarters in the Academic Surge Building will be closed on Picnic Day. The pop-up tent will showcase butterflies, bees and other specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Stick insects, aka walking sticks, will be part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo in a pop-up tent at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. The Bohart Museum headquarters in the Academic Surge Building will be closed on Picnic Day. The pop-up tent will showcase butterflies, bees and other specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stick insects, aka walking sticks, will be part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo in a pop-up tent at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. The Bohart Museum headquarters in the Academic Surge Building will be closed on Picnic Day. The pop-up tent will showcase butterflies, bees and other specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert
Forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey will staff the "Dr. Death" booth in 122 Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey will staff the "Dr. Death" booth in 122 Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is among the popular activities at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. Artists dip maggots in water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art is among the popular activities at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. Artists dip maggots in water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is among the popular activities at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. Artists dip maggots in water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Run, roaches, run! Cockroach races are an integral part of the
Run, roaches, run! Cockroach races are an integral part of the "bug" activities at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Run, roaches, run! Cockroach races are an integral part of the "bug" activities at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 4:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Sharon Lawler: Professor Emerita, Compassionate Human Being

If you've attended the annual UC Davis Picnic Day celebrations in Briggs Hall over the years, you probably met her, or asked questions about aquatic...

Aquatic entomologist Sharon Lawler examining a giant water bug. She retired from the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology after a 28-year career. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Aquatic entomologist Sharon Lawler examining a giant water bug. She retired from the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology after a 28-year career. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Aquatic entomologist Sharon Lawler examining a giant water bug. She retired from the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology after a 28-year career. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sharon Lawler recently examined this giant water bug under her microscope in her Briggs Hall lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sharon Lawler recently examined this giant water bug under her microscope in her Briggs Hall lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sharon Lawler recently examined this giant water bug under her microscope in her Briggs Hall lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day celebrants always flock to the aquatic insect displays in Briggs Hall. Here aquatic entomologist Sharon Lawler (at left) engages with the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Picnic Day celebrants always flock to the aquatic insect displays in Briggs Hall. Here aquatic entomologist Sharon Lawler (at left) engages with the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day celebrants always flock to the aquatic insect displays in Briggs Hall. Here aquatic entomologist Sharon Lawler (at left) engages with the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 5:19 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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