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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

So Much to See, Do and Touch at Bohart Museum of Entomology

So much to see, do and touch at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 109th annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. The theme: Bugs, Boom,...

Milo Buterbaugh, 2, of Vacaville, accompanied by his father, Dylan Buterbaugh, gets acquainted with a walking stick held by Bohart associate Christofer Brothers, a UC Davis animal behavior doctoral candidate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Milo Buterbaugh, 2, of Vacaville, accompanied by his father, Dylan Buterbaugh, gets acquainted with a walking stick held by Bohart associate Christofer Brothers, a UC Davis animal behavior doctoral candidate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milo Buterbaugh, 2, of Vacaville, accompanied by his father, Dylan Buterbaugh, gets acquainted with a walking stick held by Bohart associate Christofer Brothers, a UC Davis animal behavior doctoral candidate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colorful butterflies, from morphos to monarchs, drew the attention of visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Colorful butterflies, from morphos to monarchs, drew the attention of visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colorful butterflies, from morphos to monarchs, drew the attention of visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, fields questions from the crowd at UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, fields questions from the crowd at UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, fields questions from the crowd at UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever touched a Madagascar hissing cockroach? Many visitors to the Bohart Museum of Entomology did on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ever touched a Madagascar hissing cockroach? Many visitors to the Bohart Museum of Entomology did on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever touched a Madagascar hissing cockroach? Many visitors to the Bohart Museum of Entomology did on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Art of Maggot Art

They came, they saw, they participated. Youngsters--and the young at heart--headed over to Briggs Hall during the 109th annual campuswide UC Davis...

UC Davis entomologists, first-year doctoral students Abigail Lehner (front) of the Neal Williams lab, and Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab, staff the Maggot Art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomologists, first-year doctoral students Abigail Lehner (front) of the Neal Williams lab, and Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab, staff the Maggot Art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomologists, first-year doctoral students Abigail Lehner (front) of the Neal Williams lab, and Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab, staff the Maggot Art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab supervises the Maggot Art project, as young artists dip maggots into   water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab supervises the Maggot Art project, as young artists dip maggots into water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab supervises the Maggot Art project, as young artists dip maggots into water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Watson Owens, 2, of Carmichael, watches a maggot crawl on his Maggot Art project. His father, Sean Owens, is a UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Watson Owens, 2, of Carmichael, watches a maggot crawl on his Maggot Art project. His father, Sean Owens, is a UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Watson Owens, 2, of Carmichael, watches a maggot crawl on his Maggot Art project. His father, Sean Owens, is a UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Winter Owens, 5, of Carmichael, displays her Maggot Art masterpiece. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Winter Owens, 5, of Carmichael, displays her Maggot Art masterpiece. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Winter Owens, 5, of Carmichael, displays her Maggot Art masterpiece. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot Art drying on a bulletin board in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus. Soon they will be ready to take home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot Art drying on a bulletin board in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus. Soon they will be ready to take home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot Art drying on a bulletin board in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus. Soon they will be ready to take home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Something 'Bugging' You? Ask the Bug Doctors

Do you have an insect question? Ask it at the "Doctor Is In" bug booth at Briggs Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 15 during the...

Zachary
Zachary "Zach" Griebenow, a doctoral candidate in the Phil Ward lab, is ready to answer your questions about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Zachary "Zach" Griebenow, a doctoral candidate in the Phil Ward lab, is ready to answer your questions about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot of the Phil Ward lab staffed the Bug Doctor booth in 2019.  Boudinot, who received his doctorate in 2020, is now an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot of the Phil Ward lab staffed the Bug Doctor booth in 2019. Boudinot, who received his doctorate in 2020, is now an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot of the Phil Ward lab staffed the Bug Doctor booth in 2019. Boudinot, who received his doctorate in 2020, is now an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 5:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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