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Why More Water Bears Are Heading for the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis, which houses one of the largest collections of water bears or tardigrades in the world, stands to get even more over the next...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the museum's tardigrade collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.
The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.

The proposed water bear sculpture at Bohart Museum of Entomology. The Bohart Museum Society has set up a go-fund-me account.

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

Oh, for a Water Bear Sculpture at the Bohart Museum!

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you can picture a huge water bear (tardigrade) sculpture gracing the entrance to the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus, the scientists need...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with part of the tardigrade collection. The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart collection includes some 25,000 slide-mounted specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Bohart Museum of Entomology Gift Shop: 'Tis the Season for Water Bears

Entomologist Eliza Litsey, who received her bachelor's degree in entomology this year from UC Davis, shows some of the water bears (tardigrades) available in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Move over, teddy bears. There's a new bear in town to covet, cuddle and cherish--a water bear or tardigrade. The plush stuffed animals are hot items in the gift shop of the...

Entomologist Eliza Litsey, who received her bachelor's degree in entomology this year from UC Davis, shows some of the water bears (tardigrades) available in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Eliza Litsey, who received her bachelor's degree in entomology this year from UC Davis, shows some of the water bears (tardigrades) available in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Eliza Litsey, who received her bachelor's degree in entomology this year from UC Davis, shows some of the water bears (tardigrades) available in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's looking at you. Water bears in the Bohart Museum of Entomology are soft and cuddly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Here's looking at you. Water bears in the Bohart Museum of Entomology are soft and cuddly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's looking at you. Water bears in the Bohart Museum of Entomology are soft and cuddly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect-themed t-shirts are popular in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop, especially during the holiday season. This is entomologist Eliza Litsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Insect-themed t-shirts are popular in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop, especially during the holiday season. This is entomologist Eliza Litsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect-themed t-shirts are popular in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop, especially during the holiday season. This is entomologist Eliza Litsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon checks out the insect-themed shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon checks out the insect-themed shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon checks out the insect-themed shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (back), who curates the Lepidoptera section at the Bohart Museum, handmade these pens, available in the gift shop. With him is Robert Michael Pyle of Grays River, Wash., founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (back), who curates the Lepidoptera section at the Bohart Museum, handmade these pens, available in the gift shop. With him is Robert Michael Pyle of Grays River, Wash., founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (back), who curates the Lepidoptera section at the Bohart Museum, handmade these pens, available in the gift shop. With him is Robert Michael Pyle of Grays River, Wash., founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children's insect-themed books are great gifts for budding entomologists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Children's insect-themed books are great gifts for budding entomologists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children's insect-themed books are great gifts for budding entomologists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies, dragonflies and lady beetles (lady bugs) adorn the t-shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies, dragonflies and lady beetles (lady bugs) adorn the t-shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies, dragonflies and lady beetles (lady bugs) adorn the t-shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 5:37 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

A Worthy Cause: A Water Bear Sculpture

An artist's sketch of the proposed tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

If you're looking for a worthy cause to support during the giving season (and as a bonus, receive a tax deduction), think tardigrades, aka water bears. Or more specifically,...

An artist's sketch of the proposed tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
An artist's sketch of the proposed tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

An artist's sketch of the proposed tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

'Bearing' a Close Resemblance

Entomologist/artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts wearing a red hooded sweatshirt: front view showing the Bohart logo and a tardigrade face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You've heard of the California Bear Flag, the one with the grizzly bear" right?  It's lettered with "California Republic." But have you heard of the "other" bear flag...

Entomologist/artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts wearing a red hooded sweatshirt: front view showing the Bohart logo and a tardigrade face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist/artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts wearing a red hooded sweatshirt: front view showing the Bohart logo and a tardigrade face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist/artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts wearing a red hooded sweatshirt: front view showing the Bohart logo and a tardigrade face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Back view: Entomologist-artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts shows the Bohart Republic's  bear flag, the water bear, that is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Back view: Entomologist-artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts shows the Bohart Republic's bear flag, the water bear, that is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Back view: Entomologist-artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts shows the Bohart Republic's bear flag, the water bear, that is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Emma Cluff cuddles a tardigrade stuffed animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Emma Cluff cuddles a tardigrade stuffed animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Emma Cluff cuddles a tardigrade stuffed animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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