Celebrating 176 Years of Putting Nature on Display

Man holds jar with specimen inside, in liquid
Andrew Engilis Jr., with a lizard specimen, has been curator at the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, for 22 years. He succeeded the founding curator, Ronald Cole.

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  • 50th anniversary event at California Raptor Center
  • And another at Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology
  • Plus, open house at Bohart Museum of Entomology

The Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology and the California Raptor Center celebrate their 50th anniversaries this week, while another nature museum, the Bohart Museum of Entomology, only 76 years old, holds an open house coinciding with Aggie Spirit Week. All events are free and open to the public.

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Srdan Tunic, UC Davis graduate student, headshot
Srdan Tunic

Srdan Tunic, a UC Davis graduate student studying for his master's degree in art history, and an affiliate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will deliver a presentation on "Plants, Insects and Art: Mary Foley Benson's Scientific Illustrations," from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 15) in 1010 Teaching and Learning Complex, free and open to the public as part of Aggie Spirit Week.

Benson (1905-92), internationally known for her entomology and horticulture illustrations, served as scientific illustrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology and the Smithsonian Institution. Later, as a resident of Davis, she engaged in other projects, including working for UC Davis entomologists. Much of her work appears in campus buildings, including Briggs Hall (home of the Department of Entomology and Nematology) and Academic Surge (where you will find the Bohart Museum of Entomology).

Read Kathy Keatley Garvey's complete story on Srdan Tunic and his presentation.

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