UC Davis Bug Boot Camp

The UC Davis Bug Boot Camp (Course Number: ENT 109) is Sagehen’s longest running course, occurring in alternate years since Richard Bohart first brought the class here in 1954. This is a five-week field course on the study of insects in their natural habitats, their identification, and ecology. Students must collect and identify over 300 taxonomic insect families within the Sagehen basin and wider surrounding region.

Sagehen’s insect list has largely been generated thanks to the efforts of Dr. Jeff Ward and students from this class. Learn more about the history of this program here.