Entomologist Jeff Smith knows how to spread his wings — and that of butterflies and moths, too.
Usually “spreading one’s wings” means leaving, but for Smith — a retired businessman, a 27-year volunteer at UC Davis’ Bohart Museum of Entomology and a U.S. Air Force veteran — “spreading wings” means staying and doing what he loves.
Smith curates the 400,000-specimen Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, a world-renowned insect museum that houses a global collection …
“Pollination Nation” is the theme of the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at UC Davis. The museum is in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane. “It will be about bees, bees, bees!” said Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and a professor […]
A colloquium will take place Monday, March 16, at UC Davis to consider creating an umbrella organization or institute that would connect art, humanities and science on the UCD campus. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant Environmental Sciences Building. A reception will follow the discussions, from 5 to […]
Christian Nansen, UC Davis’ new agricultural entomologist, is using his international expertise to zero in on more sustainable farming systems, better food production and fewer pesticides. “The agricultural sector in California is so exciting, because of its diversity and economic importance,” said Nansen, whose agricultural entomology expertise encompasses seven countries including his native Denmark. “Secondly, there […]
Roll over, Rosie. Make room for Peaches. Rosie, the popular 24-year-old Chilean rose-haired tarantula at UC Davis’ Bohart Museum of Entomology, is approaching the end of her natural life span. So when a UCD student donated the same species, a 4-year-old taranatula (Grammostola rosea), to the museum in late January, Bohart officials launched a contest: “Name […]
Six museums at UC Davis will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, to celebrate the campus’ fourth annual Biodiversity Museum Day. Visitors may tour the Bohart Museum of Entomology, the Center for Plant Diversity, the Botanical Conservatory, the Paleontology Collection, the Anthropology Collection and the Museum of Wildlife and Fish […]
The beer-for-a-butterfly contest is over. Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis who sponsors the annual contest to collect scientific data, snagged the first white cabbage butterfly of the year at 12:30 p.m. Monday in West Sacramento. The professor has sponsored the contest since 1972 to determine when the cabbage white will […]