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The Art at the Bohart: The Work of Francisco and Brittany

Art is part of the Bohart. Talented artists continually create stunning work at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, directed by Lynn Kimsey, UC...

Bohart Museum laboratory assistant and artist Brittany Kohler worked on the
Bohart Museum laboratory assistant and artist Brittany Kohler worked on the "Birdwing Butterfly" display in late October. In back are Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart, who spread all the wings; and collections manager Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum laboratory assistant and artist Brittany Kohler worked on the "Birdwing Butterfly" display in late October. In back are Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart, who spread all the wings; and collections manager Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Birdwing Butterfly": the finished art work. Francisco Bassó Medel did the earlier sketch and the piece was put together by Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Birdwing Butterfly": the finished art work. Francisco Bassó Medel did the earlier sketch and the piece was put together by Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a birdwing butterfly, held by Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a birdwing butterfly, held by Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a birdwing butterfly, held by Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and butterfly collector Bill Patterson and his wife, Doris Brown, Sacramento residents, admire the
Bohart associate and butterfly collector Bill Patterson and his wife, Doris Brown, Sacramento residents, admire the "Spiral Galaxy of Butterflies." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and butterfly collector Bill Patterson and his wife, Doris Brown, Sacramento residents, admire the "Spiral Galaxy of Butterflies." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 3:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Bill Patterson and Doris Brown: Friends of CA&ES and Friends of Bohart Museum

The UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) annually singles out individuals "for their achievements, support,...

Entomologist and butterfly collector Bill Patterson looks through a drawer during the international Lepidopterists' Society meeting in 2017 at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and butterfly collector Bill Patterson looks through a drawer during the international Lepidopterists' Society meeting in 2017 at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and butterfly collector Bill Patterson looks through a drawer during the international Lepidopterists' Society meeting in 2017 at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, looks through specimens with Bill Patterson. (Photo by Ashley Han)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, looks through specimens with Bill Patterson. (Photo by Ashley Han)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, looks through specimens with Bill Patterson. (Photo by Ashley Han)

Entomologist and butterfly collector Bill Patterson chats with entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, during the international Lepidopterists' Society meeting in 2017 at UC Davis. Both are recipients of the CA&ES Friend of the College Award: Patterson in 2022, and Smith in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and butterfly collector Bill Patterson chats with entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, during the international Lepidopterists' Society meeting in 2017 at UC Davis. Both are recipients of the CA&ES Friend of the College Award: Patterson in 2022, and Smith in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and butterfly collector Bill Patterson chats with entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, during the international Lepidopterists' Society meeting in 2017 at UC Davis. Both are recipients of the CA&ES Friend of the College Award: Patterson in 2022, and Smith in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and the international Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens (right), entomology professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. UC Davis hosted the 2017 meeting of the Lepidopterists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and the international Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens (right), entomology professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. UC Davis hosted the 2017 meeting of the Lepidopterists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and the international Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens (right), entomology professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. UC Davis hosted the 2017 meeting of the Lepidopterists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 1:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Learning About Wasps and Other Insects

They came to learn about wasps--"The Weird and Wonderful Wasps"--at the recent open house hosted by the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis...

Postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev, a Ukrainian entomologist who studies flies, discusses insects with guests. On the screen is a Jerusalem cricket, also known as a potato bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev, a Ukrainian entomologist who studies flies, discusses insects with guests. On the screen is a Jerusalem cricket, also known as a potato bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev, a Ukrainian entomologist who studies flies, discusses insects with guests. On the screen is a Jerusalem cricket, also known as a potato bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An image of an elaterid click beetle flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An image of an elaterid click beetle flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An image of an elaterid click beetle flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An image of a underwing moth  flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An image of a underwing moth flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An image of a underwing moth flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An image of a chrysidid cuckoo wasp,  Chrysis lindae, flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An image of a chrysidid cuckoo wasp, Chrysis lindae, flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An image of a chrysidid cuckoo wasp, Chrysis lindae, flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An image of a cockroach flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An image of a cockroach flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An image of a cockroach flashes on the screen as postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas shows insect specimens in the lepidoptera collection to Defan Peterson of Davis and her daughter, Dylan 6, and son, Ender, 4. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas shows insect specimens in the lepidoptera collection to Defan Peterson of Davis and her daughter, Dylan 6, and son, Ender, 4. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas shows insect specimens in the lepidoptera collection to Defan Peterson of Davis and her daughter, Dylan 6, and son, Ender, 4. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, lifts a drawer of specimens for visitors to see. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, lifts a drawer of specimens for visitors to see. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, lifts a drawer of specimens for visitors to see. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum senior museum scientist Steve Heydon answers a question from an open house visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum senior museum scientist Steve Heydon answers a question from an open house visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum senior museum scientist Steve Heydon answers a question from an open house visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Brennen Dyer, a UC Davis alumnus and a Bohart Museum laboratory assistant, shows a visitor some of the displays at the open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Brennen Dyer, a UC Davis alumnus and a Bohart Museum laboratory assistant, shows a visitor some of the displays at the open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Brennen Dyer, a UC Davis alumnus and a Bohart Museum laboratory assistant, shows a visitor some of the displays at the open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 2:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Oh, What a (Moth) Night This Will Be! A Conversation With Bohart's Lepidoptera Curator Jeff Smith

Oh, what a (moth) night this will be! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis is celebrating National Moth Night on Saturday,...

Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, talks to visitors at a recent Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, talks to visitors at a recent Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, talks to visitors at a recent Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters delight in the blacklighting display as they watch moths land on the UV-illuminated white hanging sheet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters delight in the blacklighting display as they watch moths land on the UV-illuminated white hanging sheet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters delight in the blacklighting display as they watch moths land on the UV-illuminated white hanging sheet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's blacklighting display is an opportunity for folks to learn about moths.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum's blacklighting display is an opportunity for folks to learn about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's blacklighting display is an opportunity for folks to learn about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 4:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Spiders and Insects, Oh, My!

It was Saturday, June 25. Gregory Zebouni of Davis, program manager of the Bruce Hammock laboratory, UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister Clio, 9, rush to greet Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas to learn more about butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister Clio, 9, rush to greet Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas to learn more about butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister Clio, 9, rush to greet Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas to learn more about butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's go see the morpho butterflies! Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister, Clio,9, chat with Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Let's go see the morpho butterflies! Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister, Clio,9, chat with Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's go see the morpho butterflies! Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister, Clio,9, chat with Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Niccoli and Clio Zebouni find the butterflies fascinating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Niccoli and Clio Zebouni find the butterflies fascinating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Niccoli and Clio Zebouni find the butterflies fascinating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A closer look--Niccoli examines the collection while Clio pulls out her cell phone to get a quick picture. In back is entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A closer look--Niccoli examines the collection while Clio pulls out her cell phone to get a quick picture. In back is entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A closer look--Niccoli examines the collection while Clio pulls out her cell phone to get a quick picture. In back is entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's open this drawer! Niccolo Zebouni, 7, of Davis, wants to see what's inside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Let's open this drawer! Niccolo Zebouni, 7, of Davis, wants to see what's inside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's open this drawer! Niccolo Zebouni, 7, of Davis, wants to see what's inside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

End of the Bohart Museum tour--Gregory Zebouni with his children,  Clio and Niccoli. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
End of the Bohart Museum tour--Gregory Zebouni with his children, Clio and Niccoli. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

End of the Bohart Museum tour--Gregory Zebouni with his children, Clio and Niccoli. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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