Posts Tagged: UC Davis Picnic Day
In real life, the black widow spider is about 1.5 inches long. You'd never know that if you looked in the backyard of UC Davis entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey. The UC Davis Entomology Club, advised by Robert Kimsey, is building a 40-foot-long...
Figuring out the measurements are secretary Christine Melvin, member Hunter Bolt, president Marko Marrero, and member Sam Shook. (Photo by Alex Nguyen)
Working on the float are (from left) member Ben Maples and president Marko Marrero (Photo by Alex Nguyen)
This is the black widow spider that the UC Davis Entomology Club entered in the UC Davis Picnic Day Parade some 20 years ago.
In Journalism 101, students learn that news stories need the Four Ws--who, what, when, where and why" and the H--"how come." But when it comes to UC Davis Picnic Day 101, the "101" doesn't mean inexperience. This is the 101st annual celebration, which...
UC Davis professor Diane Ullman created this maggot art last year during the UC Davis Picnic Day. Maggots are dipped into non-toxic, water-based paint and allowed--or encouraged--to roam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey will answer questions at his Dr. Death booth in 122 Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Fran Keller, who received her doctorate at UC Davis, is a regular at the Bohart Museum open houses. Here she's staffing the gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Who wouldn't like to have a lady beetle, aka ladybug? Although they're commonly called "ladybugs," entomologists call them "lady beetles." That's because they're beetles, not bugs. Nevertheless, who wouldn't like to have one? The California Grange...
A lady beetle crawls on an Iceland poppy stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Just as the grass looks greener on the other side, the aphids look fatter on the other side. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sight not commonly seen: a lady beetle about to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cluster of 24 eggs that a lady beetle deposited on a Passiflora leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you've never been to Briggs Hall during the annual campuswide Picnic Day at the University of California, Davis, you're missing a special kind of art. Maggot Art. Yes, you read that right. Maggot Art. It's a traditional and popular part of the...
A maggot dipped in water-based, non-toxic paint crawls on paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Want to sample some honey? How about almond, yellow starthistle, leatherwood, cultivated buckwheat, safflower and wild oak? Those are the varieties that will be offered by Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of...
Fish-eye view of the honey tasting at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Evan Marczak of Davis samples honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Briggs Hall will be busy on Saturday, April 12 during the annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)