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It Was a Scorpion Kind of Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Little Logan Loss of Rocklin is only 6 but already he knows more about scorpions than many, if not most, adults do. Logan, a visitor at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's...

Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates and entomology students Lohit Garikipati show scorpions to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associates and entomology students Lohit Garikipati show scorpions to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates and entomology students Lohit Garikipati show scorpions to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew glows under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew glows under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew glows under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer holds his African burrowing scorpion (left) and desert hairy scorpion under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wade Spencer holds his African burrowing scorpion (left) and desert hairy scorpion under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer holds his African burrowing scorpion (left) and desert hairy scorpion under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet-n-Greet the Bugs!

It's finals week! Coco McFluffin, a Chaco golden knee tarantula, will be one of the de-stressors at the Meet-n-Greet Bug Show  from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the UC Davis LGBTQUIA Resource Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's finals week at the University of California, Davis, and what a great opportunity to take time to de-stress...with bugs! Wade Spencer, entomology student and associate...

It's finals week! Coco McFluffin, a Chaco golden knee tarantula, will be one of the de-stressors at the Meet-n-Greet Bug Show  from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the UC Davis LGBTQUIA Resource Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's finals week! Coco McFluffin, a Chaco golden knee tarantula, will be one of the de-stressors at the Meet-n-Greet Bug Show from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the UC Davis LGBTQUIA Resource Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's finals week! Coco McFluffin, a Chaco golden knee tarantula, will be one of the de-stressors at the Meet-n-Greet Bug Show from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the UC Davis LGBTQUIA Resource Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer shows Coco McFluffin to students touring the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer shows Coco McFluffin to students touring the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer shows Coco McFluffin to students touring the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who Invited Bugs to the UC Davis Picnic Day?

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer with his desert hair scorpion, Celeste, poses with the mascot,

Who invited bugs to the UC Davis Picnic Day? Well, UC Davis officials and the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology did! Yes! All systems are "go" for the 104th...

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer with his desert hair scorpion, Celeste, poses with the mascot,
Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer with his desert hair scorpion, Celeste, poses with the mascot, "Hamburger Cow Patty." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer with his desert hair scorpion, Celeste, poses with the mascot, "Hamburger Cow Patty." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Melissa Mongan (far left) who is majoring in community and regional development, checks out a walking stick. In back are Diego Rivera (center) and Lohit Garikipati. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Melissa Mongan (far left) who is majoring in community and regional development, checks out a walking stick. In back are Diego Rivera (center) and Lohit Garikipati. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Melissa Mongan (far left) who is majoring in community and regional development, checks out a walking stick. In back are Diego Rivera (center) and Lohit Garikipati. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Valeed Aziz (left), who is majoring in neurology, physiology and behavior, admires a walking sticks. With him are Bohart associates Lohit Garikipati (center) and Diego Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Valeed Aziz (left), who is majoring in neurology, physiology and behavior, admires a walking sticks. With him are Bohart associates Lohit Garikipati (center) and Diego Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Valeed Aziz (left), who is majoring in neurology, physiology and behavior, admires a walking sticks. With him are Bohart associates Lohit Garikipati (center) and Diego Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Bradyn O'Connor and Jacquelyn Shaff, both wildlife biology majors, get acquainted with an Australian leaf stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis students Bradyn O'Connor and Jacquelyn Shaff, both wildlife biology majors, get acquainted with an Australian leaf stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Bradyn O'Connor and Jacquelyn Shaff, both wildlife biology majors, get acquainted with an Australian leaf stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis geography doctoral student, Carlos Beccera, and his wife Stefani Florez and their son Matias Becerra, 23 months old, get up close and personal with a desert hairy scorpion held by Wade Spencer. Beccera considered majoring in entomology but chose geography. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis geography doctoral student, Carlos Beccera, and his wife Stefani Florez and their son Matias Becerra, 23 months old, get up close and personal with a desert hairy scorpion held by Wade Spencer. Beccera considered majoring in entomology but chose geography. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis geography doctoral student, Carlos Beccera, and his wife Stefani Florez and their son Matias Becerra, 23 months old, get up close and personal with a desert hairy scorpion held by Wade Spencer. Beccera considered majoring in entomology but chose geography. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't look now, but mascot
Don't look now, but mascot "Hamburger Cow Patty" has a visitor on her face--a Malaysian shield mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't look now, but mascot "Hamburger Cow Patty" has a visitor on her face--a Malaysian shield mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a praying mantis. The costumed character,
Eye to eye with a praying mantis. The costumed character, "Hamburger Cow Patty," didn't mind a bit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a praying mantis. The costumed character, "Hamburger Cow Patty," didn't mind a bit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You Won't Believe What You'll See at the Bohart Museum on Picnic Day

Entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer grimaces for the camera as he holds a beaver pelt and points to where a parasite lives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Take heed. The 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day theme is “Where the Sun Shines.” The sun is expected to shine throughout much of the campus on Picnic Day,...

Entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer grimaces for the camera as he holds a beaver pelt and points to where a parasite lives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer grimaces for the camera as he holds a beaver pelt and points to where a parasite lives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer grimaces for the camera as he holds a beaver pelt and points to where a parasite lives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, this is where they live, says Wade Spencer. He's referring to Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers in the perianal region. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yes, this is where they live, says Wade Spencer. He's referring to Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers in the perianal region. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, this is where they live, says Wade Spencer. He's referring to Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers in the perianal region. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of Platypsyllus castoris, an ectoparasite on beavers.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 4:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

To Boldly Go, and the Chancellor Did: To an Insect Museum!

Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“To Boldy Go.” UC Davis Chancellor Gary May, a Star Trek enthusiast, coined that theme last year when he launched the university's 10-year strategic planning...

Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, shows monarch butterfly specimens to Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard,  College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, shows monarch butterfly specimens to Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum, shows monarch butterfly specimens to Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Entomology Club secretary Lohit Garikipati, introduces Martha, an adult orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student and Entomology Club secretary Lohit Garikipati, introduces Martha, an adult orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Entomology Club secretary Lohit Garikipati, introduces Martha, an adult orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Bohart associate Wade Spencer shows Hamilton, his scorpion, to Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Steve Nadler (far right), chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student and Bohart associate Wade Spencer shows Hamilton, his scorpion, to Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Steve Nadler (far right), chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Bohart associate Wade Spencer shows Hamilton, his scorpion, to Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Steve Nadler (far right), chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences check out the specimens being sorted by UC Davis student Dannie Nguyen. Next to the chancellor are Lynn Kimsey director of the Bohart Museum, and student Minsu Kang. At left are students Ivana Satre (foreground) and Dinguan Peng. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences check out the specimens being sorted by UC Davis student Dannie Nguyen. Next to the chancellor are Lynn Kimsey director of the Bohart Museum, and student Minsu Kang. At left are students Ivana Satre (foreground) and Dinguan Peng. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences check out the specimens being sorted by UC Davis student Dannie Nguyen. Next to the chancellor are Lynn Kimsey director of the Bohart Museum, and student Minsu Kang. At left are students Ivana Satre (foreground) and Dinguan Peng. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Innovation Natural Resources

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