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Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology

The Making of a Monarch

A monarch butterfly on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). Monarch puppets are available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're addicted to monarchs--and lament that they're overwintering in coastal California and in central Mexico and nowhere near you--no worries. The Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, has butterflies in its gift shop that...

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM

Please Eat a Stink Bug!

A praying mantis at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, dines on a stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, if we could just engage in some menu planning and preparation! How often have you thought of that after watching praying mantids dine on honey bees, bumble bees, monarchs, Western tiger swallowtails and other beneficial insects? "Please don't...

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps  Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They learned about sawtoothed grain beetles, carpet beetles and other pantry pests. They learned about walking sticks, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas and praying mantids--all residents of the live “petting zoo.”  All in...

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:36 PM

'Invited' Guests and 'Uninvited' Pests at the Bohart Museum Open House Nov. 19

Bohart Museum volunteer Noah Crockette, a high school senior planning a career in entomology, stands by the many items in the museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts its open house, “Uninvited Guests: Common Pests Found in the Home," from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, "invited" guests will meet "uninvited" pests. The family friendly event, free and open to the...

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Monarchs: Should They Go or Should They Stay?

Marilyn, a butterfly enthusiast from Fairfield, ready to release two monarchs at the Natural Bridges State Park's monarch sanctuary. The butterfly mesh habitat is from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. The

So here we are, planning a long-awaited 113-mile trip from Solano County to Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, to admire and photograph the overwintering monarch butterflies. Then it happened. The three monarchs caterpillars that we'd been rearing...

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 4:35 PM

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