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Bohart Museum Open House: A Monarch State of Mind

It was a monarch state of mind... Western monarchs are now settling in their overwintering sites along coastal California, but the iconic...

An enlarged image of a monarch butterfly (by Kathy Keatley Garvey) graced the entrance to the Bohart Museum's open house on monarchs. In back is Bohart associate Mike Pitcairn, retired entomologist from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An enlarged image of a monarch butterfly (by Kathy Keatley Garvey) graced the entrance to the Bohart Museum's open house on monarchs. In back is Bohart associate Mike Pitcairn, retired entomologist from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An enlarged image of a monarch butterfly (by Kathy Keatley Garvey) graced the entrance to the Bohart Museum's open house on monarchs. In back is Bohart associate Mike Pitcairn, retired entomologist from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis professor Elizabeth Crone of the Department of Evolution and Ecology, formerly of Tufts University, answers questions about monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis professor Elizabeth Crone of the Department of Evolution and Ecology, formerly of Tufts University, answers questions about monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis professor Elizabeth Crone of the Department of Evolution and Ecology, formerly of Tufts University, answers questions about monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Elizabeth Crone encouraged visitors to look at the butterfly scales through a microscope. Next to her: girls examining the display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Elizabeth Crone encouraged visitors to look at the butterfly scales through a microscope. Next to her: girls examining the display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Elizabeth Crone encouraged visitors to look at the butterfly scales through a microscope. Next to her: girls examining the display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis emeritus professor Hugh Dingle, a worldwide authority on animal migration, including monarchs, displays a monarch migratory map. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis emeritus professor Hugh Dingle, a worldwide authority on animal migration, including monarchs, displays a monarch migratory map. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis emeritus professor Hugh Dingle, a worldwide authority on animal migration, including monarchs, displays a monarch migratory map. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis emeritus professor Art Shapiro, who has monitored butterfly populations in central California for 50 years,  explains his work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis emeritus professor Art Shapiro, who has monitored butterfly populations in central California for 50 years, explains his work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis emeritus professor Art Shapiro, who has monitored butterfly populations in central California for 50 years, explains his work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Bohart Museum display showing photos of life stages of monarchs, and a tachinid fly infestation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Bohart Museum display showing photos of life stages of monarchs, and a tachinid fly infestation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Bohart Museum display showing photos of life stages of monarchs, and a tachinid fly infestation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Catherine Tate, a fourth-year UC Davis student  majoring in chemical engineering, asks questions of Bohart associates Greg Kareofelas (center) and Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Catherine Tate, a fourth-year UC Davis student majoring in chemical engineering, asks questions of Bohart associates Greg Kareofelas (center) and Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Catherine Tate, a fourth-year UC Davis student majoring in chemical engineering, asks questions of Bohart associates Greg Kareofelas (center) and Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis professor Louie Yang (right) shows milkweed to Mike Silva, professor at Solano Community College and a City of Vacaville councilman, and his son, Jovanni Silva. Silva is planning a milkweed project in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis professor Louie Yang (right) shows milkweed to Mike Silva, professor at Solano Community College and a City of Vacaville councilman, and his son, Jovanni Silva. Silva is planning a milkweed project in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis professor Louie Yang (right) shows milkweed to Mike Silva, professor at Solano Community College and a City of Vacaville councilman, and his son, Jovanni Silva. Silva is planning a milkweed project in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Macro photographer Larry Snyder of Davis answered questions about his monarch display in the hallway of the Academic Surge building. He took images of a monarch-milkweed project organized and led by UC Davis Professor Louie Yang. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Macro photographer Larry Snyder of Davis answered questions about his monarch display in the hallway of the Academic Surge building. He took images of a monarch-milkweed project organized and led by UC Davis Professor Louie Yang. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Macro photographer Larry Snyder of Davis answered questions about his monarch display in the hallway of the Academic Surge building. He took images of a monarch-milkweed project organized and led by UC Davis Professor Louie Yang. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brennen Dyer, the Bohart Museum's collection manager, wearing a monarch t-shirt from the gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brennen Dyer, the Bohart Museum's collection manager, wearing a monarch t-shirt from the gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brennen Dyer, the Bohart Museum's collection manager, wearing a monarch t-shirt from the gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some 650 visitors attended the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on monarchs. In the foreground is monarch researcher UC Davis Professor Elizabeth Crone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some 650 visitors attended the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on monarchs. In the foreground is monarch researcher UC Davis Professor Elizabeth Crone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some 650 visitors attended the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on monarchs. In the foreground is monarch researcher UC Davis Professor Elizabeth Crone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 11:18 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Food for Thought and Food for the Monarchs

Is tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, a "bad" plant? Should Californians pull it from their gardens? No, say many scientists, including...

A tiny monarch egg, about the size of a pin head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tiny monarch egg, about the size of a pin head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tiny monarch egg, about the size of a pin head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 4:24 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Bohart Museum Open House: Collecting Insects and Making Insect Collecting Jars

Visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house learned about such "household vampires" as mosquitoes, fleas, lice, ticks and...

UC Davis entomology senior Sol Wantz, president of the Entomology Club, showed open house visitors how to make an insect collecting jar or
UC Davis entomology senior Sol Wantz, president of the Entomology Club, showed open house visitors how to make an insect collecting jar or "kill" jar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology senior Sol Wantz, president of the Entomology Club, showed open house visitors how to make an insect collecting jar or "kill" jar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum intern Melody Ruiz, a third-year UC Davis entomology major, staffed the
Bohart Museum intern Melody Ruiz, a third-year UC Davis entomology major, staffed the "Clear Packing Tape Art" table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum intern Melody Ruiz, a third-year UC Davis entomology major, staffed the "Clear Packing Tape Art" table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alina Franco, 11, of Woodland, was eager to see the morpho butterflies at the Bohart Museum. With her is entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Alina Franco, 11, of Woodland, was eager to see the morpho butterflies at the Bohart Museum. With her is entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alina Franco, 11, of Woodland, was eager to see the morpho butterflies at the Bohart Museum. With her is entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scientists at the Bohart open house included (from left)  medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo, forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, and Bohart director Lynn Kimsey, all of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty; California Department of Food and Agriculture retiree Mike Pitcairn; and UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal, former chair of the Entomology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scientists at the Bohart open house included (from left) medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo, forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, and Bohart director Lynn Kimsey, all of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty; California Department of Food and Agriculture retiree Mike Pitcairn; and UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal, former chair of the Entomology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scientists at the Bohart open house included (from left) medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo, forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, and Bohart director Lynn Kimsey, all of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty; California Department of Food and Agriculture retiree Mike Pitcairn; and UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal, former chair of the Entomology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 2:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

An 'Invasion' of Household Vampires at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

They saw mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, lice and bed bugs at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on "Household Vampires." They...

CC Edwards (left), a doctoral student and mosquito research in the lab of UC Davis medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo, answers questions about mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CC Edwards (left), a doctoral student and mosquito research in the lab of UC Davis medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo, answers questions about mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

CC Edwards (left), a doctoral student and mosquito research in the lab of UC Davis medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo, answers questions about mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Luz Maria Robles, public information officer, Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control, answers a question about West Nile disease. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Luz Maria Robles, public information officer, Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control, answers a question about West Nile disease. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Luz Maria Robles, public information officer, Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control, answers a question about West Nile disease. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Luz Maria Robles, public information officer, Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control, points out live mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Luz Maria Robles, public information officer, Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control, points out live mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Luz Maria Robles, public information officer, Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control, points out live mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moriah Garrison, senior entomologist and research coordinator with Carroll-Loye Biological Research (CLBR), showed live ticks and other
Moriah Garrison, senior entomologist and research coordinator with Carroll-Loye Biological Research (CLBR), showed live ticks and other "household vampires." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moriah Garrison, senior entomologist and research coordinator with Carroll-Loye Biological Research (CLBR), showed live ticks and other "household vampires." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is pictured next to one of his mosquito images. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is pictured next to one of his mosquito images. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is pictured next to one of his mosquito images. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey (foreground) explains what Davis residents Francisco Flores and son Azeez, 6, are seeing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey (foreground) explains what Davis residents Francisco Flores and son Azeez, 6, are seeing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey (foreground) explains what Davis residents Francisco Flores and son Azeez, 6, are seeing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student Christofer Brothers, who studies dragonflies, chats with UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student Christofer Brothers, who studies dragonflies, chats with UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student Christofer Brothers, who studies dragonflies, chats with UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Three Key Dates to Add to Your Calendar

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, has announced the themes of its fall open houses: Sunday, Aug. 27:...

A predator, a praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata limbata, waiting for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A predator, a praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata limbata, waiting for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A predator, a praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbatalimbata, waiting for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotcha! The praying mantis grabs a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gotcha! The praying mantis grabs a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotcha! The praying mantis grabs a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The praying mantis is hungry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The praying mantis is hungry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The praying mantis is hungry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It doesn't take long. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It doesn't take long. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It doesn't take long. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023 at 4:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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