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Spiders Are Awesome!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are a series of photos taken at an open house showcasing spiders and other arachnids worth? Photos,...

Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab.
Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab. "Alexis likes spiders," her mother said. "And she's a model." Bright will be a first-year doctoral student in the fall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab. "Alexis likes spiders," her mother said. "And she's a model." Bright will be a first-year doctoral student in the fall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner,
There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner, "Eight-Legged Encounters," drew them in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner, "Eight-Legged Encounters," drew them in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 2:24 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

For the Love of Spiders, Head Over to UC Davis June 25 and June 28

You love spiders and other arachnids, right? You've cleared your calendar for Saturday afternoon, June 25 and Tuesday night, June 28 to attend the...

A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pretty in pink? A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pretty in pink? A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pretty in pink? A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider nails a pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider nails a pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider nails a pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider straddles  lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A banded garden spider straddles lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider straddles lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

An Interview with a Budding Scientist

Teach 'em young, they say. Encourage them to learn about insects, spiders and other critters at a young age. When you first meet Brandon DeGroot, 6,...

Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you
When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you "I love spiders and snakes" and he'll flash a big smile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you "I love spiders and snakes" and he'll flash a big smile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:16 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Arachnid Alert! 'Powerhouse' of Arachnologists to Greet Public at Bohart Museum Open House

Arachnid alert! A free, public open house on “Eight-Legged Encounters,” featuring spiders and other arachnids, promises to be one of the...

Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)
Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)

Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)

These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project,
These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project, "Eight-Legged Encounters."

These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project, "Eight-Legged Encounters."

A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 4:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

How Many Spiders Have You Saved Today?

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet Eating her curds eating and whey Along came a spider who sat down beside herAnd frightened Miss...

A jumping spider on a yellow rose peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider on a yellow rose peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider on a yellow rose peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata) straddling lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata) straddling lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata) straddling lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A redfemured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, is hungry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A redfemured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, is hungry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A redfemured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, is hungry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black widow spider balances her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black widow spider balances her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black widow spider balances her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lunch time! A crab spider feasts on a pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lunch time! A crab spider feasts on a pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lunch time! A crab spider feasts on a pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bold jumping spider trying to grab a honey bee. The honey bee did not need saving. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bold jumping spider trying to grab a honey bee. The honey bee did not need saving. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bold jumping spider trying to grab a honey bee. The honey bee did not need saving. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 4:50 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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