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A Birthday Visit to the Bohart

When you visit a traditional zoo, you might see lions, tigers and bears. Oh, my! If you visit the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting...

Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum's education and outreach coordinator, introduces a stick insect, aka walking stick, to Teddy Marlatte, 4, and his mother, Maddy Marlatte of Auburn. In the foreground is Teddy's sister Reagan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum's education and outreach coordinator, introduces a stick insect, aka walking stick, to Teddy Marlatte, 4, and his mother, Maddy Marlatte of Auburn. In the foreground is Teddy's sister Reagan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum's education and outreach coordinator, introduces a stick insect, aka walking stick, to Teddy Marlatte, 4, and his mother, Maddy Marlatte of Auburn. In the foreground is Teddy's sister Reagan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Bohart Museum research associate and "zookeeper" Brittany Kohler, a prospective graduate student, shows Teddy Marlatte a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum research associate and "zookeeper" Brittany Kohler, a prospective graduate student, shows Teddy Marlatte a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Watch him walk! Teddy introduces his father, Chris Marlatte, to a walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Watch him walk! Teddy introduces his father, Chris Marlatte, to a walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Watch him walk! Teddy introduces his father, Chris Marlatte, to a walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little love! Teddy Marlatte pets a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A little love! Teddy Marlatte pets a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little love! Teddy Marlatte pets a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect, aka walking stick, receives some recognition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A stick insect, aka walking stick, receives some recognition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect, aka walking stick, receives some recognition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Chris Marlatte watches as his daughter, Reagan, a year and a half, pets a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Chris Marlatte watches as his daughter, Reagan, a year and a half, pets a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Chris Marlatte watches as his daughter, Reagan, a year and a half, pets a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 4:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Spotlight on Lynn Kimsey, Director of Bohart Museum of Entomology

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis is currently closed to the public due to COVID pandemic precautions, but a jubilant...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, prepares to cut her birthday cake. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, prepares to cut her birthday cake. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, prepares to cut her birthday cake. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)


"Budding entomologist" Lynn Kimsey at age 5. This photo hangs in the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

"Budding entomologist" Lynn Kimsey at age 5. This photo hangs in the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 3:45 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Bohart Museum Associate Jeff Smith: A Monarch Kind of Day

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, had a...

Entomologist Jeff Smith's 70th birthday cake featured a monarch butterfly motif. A 30-year volunteer at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, he curates the butterfly and moth collection.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith's 70th birthday cake featured a monarch butterfly motif. A 30-year volunteer at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, he curates the butterfly and moth collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith's 70th birthday cake featured a monarch butterfly motif. A 30-year volunteer at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, he curates the butterfly and moth collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Smith's favorite butterflies so a monarch motif appeared on his surprise birthday cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Smith's favorite butterflies so a monarch motif appeared on his surprise birthday cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch is one of Jeff Smith's favorite butterflies so a monarch motif appeared on his surprise birthday cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (center) is surrounded by friends and colleagues at his surprise birthday party. They enjoyed carrot cake, ice cream and sparkling apple juice. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (center) is surrounded by friends and colleagues at his surprise birthday party. They enjoyed carrot cake, ice cream and sparkling apple juice. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (center) is surrounded by friends and colleagues at his surprise birthday party. They enjoyed carrot cake, ice cream and sparkling apple juice. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:03 PM

What Do You Want for Your Birthday?

Several women I know asked for jewelry, cruises or trips to Las Vegas; but I asked for raised beds. Walking around the backyard I picked out a good spot -- taking in consideration the hours of sunlight --  my husband and I visited the various box stores in the area. Redwood was chosen because of its ability to last longer.  Our measurements were six feet long, four feet wide and 22 inches high. The height was important to both of us because we are in our seventies and don't bend and stretch as easily as we used to.

We lined the box sides using staples to keep the soil from leaking out between the planks.  After doing the math we ordered three yards of special soil mixed especially for raised beds. In addition, I incorporated four bags of dried chicken manure from a local organic chicken farm.

We enjoyed a bounty of vegetables, greens and herbs and I was amazed at how well plants grew in a raised bed. I found it very interesting that beneficial insects easily found the plants growing in a high rise environment, but the troublesome pests appear to have a more difficult time finding the plants. Very few problems.

The first raised bed we built provided us with strawberries throughout the season. I am still able to go out in the morning every couple of days and find a few small and delicious berries. I am now thinking of changing bed # 1 as a herb garden instead of having the herbs spread all over the yard.

How lucky I am to have a husband who indulges my 'crazy birthday ideas' -- that end up benefiting the both of us! 

              

The beginning of the raised bed. (photos by Danielle Wilkowski)
The beginning of the raised bed. (photos by Danielle Wilkowski)

Vegetables spilling out of the raised bed.
Vegetables spilling out of the raised bed.

Yum! Strawberries!
Yum! Strawberries!

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8:50 AM

The Bug Stops Here

It’s Friday, so it must be Friday lite…   When you’re hosting a birthday party for an...

Perfect cake for an entomologist
Perfect cake for an entomologist

PERFECT CAKE FOR AN ENTOMOLOGIST--What's a perfect birthday cake for an insect scientist? One with bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey
Lynn Kimsey

PEDALING AWAY--Birthday celebrant Lynn Kimsey, chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, pedals home. (A shoulder injury prompted her to temporarily trade her bicycle for this "chariot.") (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 5:00 PM

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