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Three Insect-Related Events at Aggie Spirit Week: That's the Spirit!

That's the spirit! What better way to celebrate Aggie Spirit Week, Oct. 10-16, on the UC Davis campus than to See specimens and live insects at...

This image shows scientific illustrator Mary Foley Benson at age 21 in 1926 when she was employed by the USDA.
This image shows scientific illustrator Mary Foley Benson at age 21 in 1926 when she was employed by the USDA.

This image shows scientific illustrator Mary Foley Benson at age 21 in 1926 when she was employed by the USDA.

Steve Heydon, senior museum scientist at the Bohart Museum and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, confer on a display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Steve Heydon, senior museum scientist at the Bohart Museum and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, confer on a display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Steve Heydon, senior museum scientist at the Bohart Museum and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, confer on a display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are a popular attraction at the Bohart Museum's live
Madagascar hissing cockroaches are a popular attraction at the Bohart Museum's live "petting zoo." Visitors can hold, pet and take images of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are a popular attraction at the Bohart Museum's live "petting zoo." Visitors can hold, pet and take images of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect, aka walking stick, crawls on an arm at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Live insects are part of the museum's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A stick insect, aka walking stick, crawls on an arm at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Live insects are part of the museum's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect, aka walking stick, crawls on an arm at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Live insects are part of the museum's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 4:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Zeroing in on the Life of Scientific Illustrator Mary Foley Benson

The late Mary Foley Benson would have been proud. Benson, internationally known for her entomology and horticulture illustrations, will be...

Mary Foley (later Mary Foley Benson) at work as a scientific illustrator with the USDA. This image was taken in 1926 when she was 21.
Mary Foley (later Mary Foley Benson) at work as a scientific illustrator with the USDA. This image was taken in 1926 when she was 21.

Mary Foley (later Mary Foley Benson) at work as a scientific illustrator with the USDA. This image was taken in 1926 when she was 21.

Mary Foley Benson at her home studio in Davis, Calif. (Photo courtesy of the Auburn Journal, Oct. 11, 1981)
Mary Foley Benson at her home studio in Davis, Calif. (Photo courtesy of the Auburn Journal, Oct. 11, 1981)

Mary Foley Benson at her home studio in Davis, Calif. (Photo courtesy of the Auburn Journal, Oct. 11, 1981)

Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 3:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Draw-a-Bug Competition at Bohart Museum

If you or someone in a household near you can draw a bug, then you need to head over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus on...

UC Davis undergraduate student Ivana Li with a walking stick. She's an entomologist, an artist, and president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis undergraduate student Ivana Li with a walking stick. She's an entomologist, an artist, and president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis undergraduate student Ivana Li with a walking stick. She's an entomologist, an artist, and president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller, doctoral candidate in entomology, helps out in the Bohart Museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fran Keller, doctoral candidate in entomology, helps out in the Bohart Museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller, doctoral candidate in entomology, helps out in the Bohart Museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM

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