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Bohart Museum: How to Make a Paper Wasp Nest

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts an open house on "Social Wasps" from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, the traditional family...

The makings of a European paper wasp nest in Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The makings of a European paper wasp nest in Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The makings of a European paper wasp nest in Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A fully occupied European paper wasp nest on a Vacaville fence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A fully occupied European paper wasp nest on a Vacaville fence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A fully occupied European paper wasp nest on a Vacaville fence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 4:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Wasps: Fascinating Insects But Often Demonized

If you hate wasps, and brush them off as just "uninvited guests at my picnic,"  take another look. For one, they're pollinators. Two, they're...

A honey bee and a Western yellowjacket meet on a rose at a UC Davis bee garden. Both are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee and a Western yellowjacket meet on a rose at a UC Davis bee garden. Both are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and a Western yellowjacket meet on a rose at a UC Davis bee garden. Both are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A foraging European paper wasp, Polistes dominula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A foraging European paper wasp, Polistes dominula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A foraging European paper wasp, Polistes dominula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The antennae of the European paper wasp are orange. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The antennae of the European paper wasp are orange. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The antennae of the European paper wasp are orange. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The antennae of the Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, are black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The antennae of the Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, are black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The antennae of the Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, are black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 12:31 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Bohart Museum Open House: Get Acquainted with Social Wasps

Let's be social! How much do you know about social wasps? Would you like to engage in a "meet-and-greet" with them and talk to a wasp expert? UC...

A northern giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, which the news media dubbed
A northern giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, which the news media dubbed "Murder Hornet." (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

A northern giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, which the news media dubbed "Murder Hornet." (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

A Western yellow jacket, Vespula pensylvanica, at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western yellow jacket, Vespula pensylvanica, at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western yellow jacket, Vespula pensylvanica, at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 2:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Mark Your Calendars! Bohart Museum Announces Special Events

Mark your calendars! Mark your calendars for the eagerly awaited open houses and special events at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The...

A crabronid wasp or beewolf in the genus Philanthus foraging on a pineapple sea lily (Eryngium horrium) in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crabronid wasp or beewolf in the genus Philanthus foraging on a pineapple sea lily (Eryngium horrium) in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crabronid wasp or beewolf in the genus Philanthus foraging on a pineapple sea lily (Eryngium horrium) in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A katydid munching on yellow rose petals in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A katydid munching on yellow rose petals in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A katydid munching on yellow rose petals in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 5:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Teach 'em When They're Young

Nazzy Pakpour has a way with kids. At a recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house, she read passages from her newly published...

UC Davis alumna Nazzy Pakpour, who holds a doctorate microbiology, virology and parasitology from the University of Pennsylvania, reads from her children's book,
UC Davis alumna Nazzy Pakpour, who holds a doctorate microbiology, virology and parasitology from the University of Pennsylvania, reads from her children's book, "Please Don't Bite Me," at a recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis alumna Nazzy Pakpour, who holds a doctorate microbiology, virology and parasitology from the University of Pennsylvania, reads from her children's book, "Please Don't Bite Me," at a recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nazzy Pakpour discusses fascinating facts about mosquitoes, lice, wasps, cockroaches, fleas, and bedbugs.  She was a special guest at a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nazzy Pakpour discusses fascinating facts about mosquitoes, lice, wasps, cockroaches, fleas, and bedbugs. She was a special guest at a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nazzy Pakpour discusses fascinating facts about mosquitoes, lice, wasps, cockroaches, fleas, and bedbugs. She was a special guest at a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 3:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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