Visitors flocked to the Design + Launch Flight Derby on Sunday at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, a collaboration with the Davis Art Center as part of its summerlong program on “Momentum: Art in Action/Creativity in Motion.” A team of experts helped visitors explore all things that fly, from rockets to butterflies. Kids could make paper airplanes and design their own kites, then take part in a fun flight derby. Other activities included close looks at small flying creatures and a trip through the Arboretum with insect nets.
Melissa Cruz, right, assistant director of the UC Davis Arboretum, pulls a dragonfly out of a net Sunday as Carmia Feldman, center, and her daughter Talia Ordonez look on. Continuing his hunt for insects is Mateo Nouve, left. Cruz points out features on a dragonfly she caught in a net Sunday at the UC Davis Arboretum. Jack Collins launches his huge paper airplane Sunday at the Arboretum. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photos