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Picnic Day is an annual UC Davis event that is over 100 years old. Held in person every April it is a time for various departments and student clubs from across the campus to show the community what they are all about. At the Bohart, we typically have thousands of visitors during this event. In 2020 and 2021 it was a virtual event because of the pandemic. Here is what we and the Entomology and Nematology department was able to offer during those years.
Missed the 2021 UC Davis Picnic Day? Enjoy these recordings
From the Department of Entomology and Nematology
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Can Plants Communicate?
A pre-recorded video by Professor Richard Karban, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, an expert on plant communication.
What Are Nematodes?
A pre-recorded video on "The Wonderful World of Nematodes" by nematologist Steve Nadler, professor and chair, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology
Ants of Davis
A pre-recorded video by ant lab of Professor Phil Ward, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. Graduate students in the Ward lab will talk about their ant research.
A downloadable coloring sheet will be available.
Entomology at UC Davis
This will include links to all of the department-based KQED videos and a downloadable coloring sheet.
Professor Sharon Lawler offers a pre-recorded video, adapted from her live lil' swimmers exhibit. She will display water striders, dragonflies and damselflies and discuss their biology.
Can Bumble Bees Take the Heat?
A downloadable PDF from the lab of Professor Neal Williams about climate change and native species.
Fly Fishers of Davis
A pre-recorded video. Learn about the Davis Fly Fishers Club.
UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
A downloadable worksheet will be offered.
Good bugs Activity Kit info
Ladybird Beetle Life Cycle sheet ( y en Español)
More links can be found on the Picnic Day website.
Fight the Bite
This will be pre-recorded/reposted video from the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Control District. Folks can learn about local vector control.
From the Bohart Museum
"Mimicry in the Lepidoptera" (Butterflies and Moths)
The recording from a Zoom presentation featuring entomologist Jeff Smith, the volunteer curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart. (1:08:24)
"Gulf Fritillary: A Butterfly with a Silver Lining"
Pre-recorded video by Greg Kareofelas, a museum associate, about the history, life cycle and tips on this now local butterfly and how to raise them. (10:56)