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'Super Science Day' on Saturday, Feb. 18 on UC Davis Campus

The 12th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, set Saturday, Feb. 18 on the UC Davis...

A tarantula in the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tarantula in the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tarantula in the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An exhibit  in the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An exhibit in the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An exhibit in the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ernesto Sandoval, manager and curator of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, talks to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ernesto Sandoval, manager and curator of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, talks to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ernesto Sandoval, manager and curator of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, talks to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the exhibits at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden a few years ago featured native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One of the exhibits at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden a few years ago featured native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the exhibits at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden a few years ago featured native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of an exhibit at the Paleontology Collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Part of an exhibit at the Paleontology Collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of an exhibit at the Paleontology Collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lisa Pacumio of the Raptor Center answers questions about a great-horned owl. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lisa Pacumio of the Raptor Center answers questions about a great-horned owl. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lisa Pacumio of the Raptor Center answers questions about a great-horned owl. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Those attending the Herbarium exhibit are invited to look through the microscopes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Those attending the Herbarium exhibit are invited to look through the microscopes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Those attending the Herbarium exhibit are invited to look through the microscopes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist Shahid Siddique of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology talks to guests at the 2022 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nematologist Shahid Siddique of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology talks to guests at the 2022 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist Shahid Siddique of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology talks to guests at the 2022 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 5:21 PM

UC Davis Seminars: Two USDA Forest Entomologists to Zero in on Bark Beetles

There's so much to know about bark beetles! How can a tiny insect wreak such havoc in our...

Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on
Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on "Bark Beetles: How Tiny Insects Are Transforming Western Forests with a Little Help From Climate Change." (Photo courtesy of Chris Fettig)

Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on "Bark Beetles: How Tiny Insects Are Transforming Western Forests with a Little Help From Climate Change." (Photo courtesy of Chris Fettig)

UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6:09 PM

Master Gardener Spring 2023 Workshop Series

A new season of Master Gardener Workshops is about to start! The series kicks off with “Seed...

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 5:00 AM

Oh, That Elusive Cabbage White Butterfly

No butterfly. No beer.  Blame the rain. Blame the cold. As of today, Jan. 26, no one has won...

A cabbage white butterfly stops for a little catmint nectar (flight fuel) on a warm summer day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly stops for a little catmint nectar (flight fuel) on a warm summer day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly stops for a little catmint nectar (flight fuel) on a warm summer day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 3:53 PM

Diabolical Ironclad Beetle: Crush It With a Car and It Still Survives

If you attended the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house last Sunday on beetles, you may have...

A diabolical ironclad beetle, Phloeodes diabolicus, held by Bohart Museum research associate Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A diabolical ironclad beetle, Phloeodes diabolicus, held by Bohart Museum research associate Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A diabolical ironclad beetle, Phloeodes diabolicus, held by Bohart Museum research associate Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Open house visitors examine the diabolical ironclad beetle, Phloeodes diabolicus. In back is Bohart research associate Brittany Kohler, who collected the beetles in the Sierra Foothills. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Open house visitors examine the diabolical ironclad beetle, Phloeodes diabolicus. In back is Bohart research associate Brittany Kohler, who collected the beetles in the Sierra Foothills. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Open house visitors examine the diabolical ironclad beetle, Phloeodes diabolicus. In back is Bohart research associate Brittany Kohler, who collected the beetles in the Sierra Foothills. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 4:32 PM

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