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The Day That Dragonflies Sprang to Life

Dragonflies sprang to life in dazzling colors during the family arts-and-crafts activities at the recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on...

The arts-and-crafts activity at the Bohart Museum's dragonfly open house was a popular site. In the back (at left) is noted dragonfly expert Rosser Garrison of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The arts-and-crafts activity at the Bohart Museum's dragonfly open house was a popular site. In the back (at left) is noted dragonfly expert Rosser Garrison of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The arts-and-crafts activity at the Bohart Museum's dragonfly open house was a popular site. In the back (at left) is noted dragonfly expert Rosser Garrison of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

High school student Kate Phillips of the Da Vinci Charter Academy leads the dragonfly candle project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
High school student Kate Phillips of the Da Vinci Charter Academy leads the dragonfly candle project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

High school student Kate Phillips of the Da Vinci Charter Academy leads the dragonfly candle project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart volunteer Barbara Heinsch of Davis coloring a dragonfly page. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart volunteer Barbara Heinsch of Davis coloring a dragonfly page. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart volunteer Barbara Heinsch of Davis coloring a dragonfly page. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sacramento residents Kay Lu of Sacramento and her daughter, Lena 7, loved creating the projects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sacramento residents Kay Lu of Sacramento and her daughter, Lena 7, loved creating the projects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sacramento residents Kay Lu of Sacramento and her daughter, Lena 7, loved creating the projects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ingredients for the dragonfly candles await the artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ingredients for the dragonfly candles await the artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ingredients for the dragonfly candles await the artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Bohart Museum Open House: Dragonflies Rule!

Dragonflies rule! That was the theme of the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6, and dragonflies do just...

Noted dragonfly expert Rosser Garrison shows a slide of Cora semiopaca at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Noted dragonfly expert Rosser Garrison shows a slide of Cora semiopaca at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noted dragonfly expert Rosser Garrison shows a slide of Cora semiopaca at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dragonfly experts at the Bohart Museum open house included Sandra Hunt-von Arb, with the Pacific Northwest Biological Resources Consultants, Inc.; Andy Rehn, stream ecologist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Rosser Garrison, formerly with the California Department of Food and Agriculture; and Greg Kareofelas, Bohart associate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dragonfly experts at the Bohart Museum open house included Sandra Hunt-von Arb, with the Pacific Northwest Biological Resources Consultants, Inc.; Andy Rehn, stream ecologist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Rosser Garrison, formerly with the California Department of Food and Agriculture; and Greg Kareofelas, Bohart associate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dragonfly experts at the Bohart Museum open house included Sandra Hunt-von Arb, with the Pacific Northwest Biological Resources Consultants, Inc.; Andy Rehn, stream ecologist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Rosser Garrison, formerly with the California Department of Food and Agriculture; and Greg Kareofelas, Bohart associate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christofer Brothers (left), a UC Davis doctoral student studying dragonflies, and Christopher Beatty, a visiting visiting scholar in the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University, offered their expertise at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Christofer Brothers (left), a UC Davis doctoral student studying dragonflies, and Christopher Beatty, a visiting visiting scholar in the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University, offered their expertise at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christofer Brothers (left), a UC Davis doctoral student studying dragonflies, and Christopher Beatty, a visiting visiting scholar in the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University, offered their expertise at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christopher Beatty, a visiting scholar in the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University, is a co-editor and co-author of this newly published book,
Christopher Beatty, a visiting scholar in the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University, is a co-editor and co-author of this newly published book, "Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research," second edition. Fresh from the printers, it was among the dragonfly books displayed at the open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christopher Beatty, a visiting scholar in the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University, co-edited this newly published book, "Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research," second edition. Fresh from the printers, it was among the dragonfly books displayed at the open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Bohart Museum display includes the world's largest dragonfly, Petalura ingentissima, discovered in 1908 in North Queensland, Australia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This Bohart Museum display includes the world's largest dragonfly, Petalura ingentissima, discovered in 1908 in North Queensland, Australia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Bohart Museum display includes the world's largest dragonfly, Petalura ingentissima, discovered in 1908 in North Queensland, Australia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rosser Garrison answers questions following his seminar on dragonflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rosser Garrison answers questions following his seminar on dragonflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rosser Garrison answers questions following his seminar on dragonflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum showcased dragonfly images by Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. Here Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart, admires a river jewelwing, Calopteryx aequabilis, that Kareofelas photographed at the Klamath River. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum showcased dragonfly images by Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. Here Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart, admires a river jewelwing, Calopteryx aequabilis, that Kareofelas photographed at the Klamath River. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum showcased dragonfly images by Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. Here Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart, admires a river jewelwing, Calopteryx aequabilis, that Kareofelas photographed at the Klamath River. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 4:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

It's Friday Fly Day--No, Make that DragonFLY Day

It's Friday Fly Day--no, let's switch that insect order from Diptera to Odonata and make it "DragonFLY Day." Better yet, let's make...

A flameskimmer, Libellula saturata, with prey. This image was taken in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer, Libellula saturata, with prey. This image was taken in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer, Libellula saturata, with prey. This image was taken in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer perched on a garden stick in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer perched on a garden stick in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer perched on a garden stick in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 3:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Don't Miss the Dragonfly Open House Nov. 6 at Bohart Museum of Entomology

Dragonflies rule and so do the scientists who study them. Be sure to attend the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on...

UC Davis student Christofer Brown presents a program on dragonflies  to middle schoolers enrolled in  the UC Davis Bio Boot Camp, held in the summer of 2022. This image was taken by Putah Creek. (Tabatha Yang Photo)
UC Davis student Christofer Brown presents a program on dragonflies to middle schoolers enrolled in the UC Davis Bio Boot Camp, held in the summer of 2022. This image was taken by Putah Creek. (Tabatha Yang Photo)

UC Davis student Christofer Brown presents a program on dragonflies to middle schoolers enrolled in the UC Davis Bio Boot Camp, held in the summer of 2022. This image was taken by Putah Creek. (Tabatha Yang Photo)

This is the black petaltail, Tanypteryz hageni, an image from the Inner Coast Range.
This is the black petaltail, Tanypteryz hageni, an image from the Inner Coast Range. "It's seldom seen and our most primitive dragonfly," said Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is the black petaltail, Tanypteryz hageni, an image from the Inner Coast Range. "It's seldom seen and our most primitive dragonfly," said Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Cristofer Brothers is a fourth-year animal behavior doctoral student at UC Davis.
Cristofer Brothers is a fourth-year animal behavior doctoral student at UC Davis.

Cristofer Brothers is a fourth-year animal behavior doctoral student at UC Davis.

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 1:52 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Dragonfly Enthusiasts, Unite! Open House Set Nov. 6 at Bohart Museum

If you dragonflies fascinate you, and you wish to know more about them, be sure to attend the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house at UC Davis...

This is an American rubyspot, Hetaerina americana, photographed at a small stream in the inner Coast Range. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
This is an American rubyspot, Hetaerina americana, photographed at a small stream in the inner Coast Range. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is an American rubyspot, Hetaerina americana, photographed at a small stream in the inner Coast Range. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is a river jewelwing, Calopteryx aequabilis, photographed at the Klamath River. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
This is a river jewelwing, Calopteryx aequabilis, photographed at the Klamath River. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is a river jewelwing, Calopteryx aequabilis, photographed at the Klamath River. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is a white-belted ringtail, Erpetogomphus compositus, photographed in a small stream in the inner Coast Range. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
This is a white-belted ringtail, Erpetogomphus compositus, photographed in a small stream in the inner Coast Range. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is a white-belted ringtail, Erpetogomphus compositus, photographed in a small stream in the inner Coast Range. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is a red flameskimmer, Libellula saturata, photographed in a Vacaville yard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a red flameskimmer, Libellula saturata, photographed in a Vacaville yard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a red flameskimmer, Libellula saturata, photographed in a Vacaville yard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the black petaltail, Tanypteryx hageni, an image from the Inner Coast Range.
This is the black petaltail, Tanypteryx hageni, an image from the Inner Coast Range. "It's seldom seen and our most primitive dragonfly," said Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is the black petaltail, Tanypteryx hageni, an image from the Inner Coast Range. "It's seldom seen and our most primitive dragonfly," said Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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