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We're Outnumbered

The Bees

We’re outnumbered. Plain as day. And they’re not going away.   The estimated ratio of insects to humans is 200 million to one, say Iowa State University entomologists Larry Pedigo and Marlin Rice in their newly...

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 6:25 PM
Tags: aphids (34), bees (33), insects (46), mosquitoes (21), Susan Cobey (84), we're outnumbered (1)

Going Green, Seeing Red

Seeing Red

We're in a recession, but the mosquitoes aren't. The mortgage meltdown and the resulting green swimming pools are perfect breeding sites for mosquitoes, which can transmit the deadly West Nile virus (WNV). So far this year WNV has sickened 411...

Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 at 4:59 PM

Poster Child

Poster Child

It's a high-flying butterfly--rarely seen and rarely recognized. Ironically, it's now down-to-earth, frequently seen, and frequently recognized, thanks to the Internet. Last year the Bohart Museum of...

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:56 PM

Garden tour provides great educational opportunity

The Sonoma County Master Gardener volunteers sought to offer hands-on, practical information to county gardeners by demonstrating specific practices, such as proper plant selection, alternative pest control, home composting and water conservation. Multiple problems in managing previous public demonstration gardens, along with Sonoma County’s size and population distribution, led to the idea of showing home gardeners how science-based concepts were being effectively implemented within Master Gardener’s own gardens. Thus began a series of "Bloomin' Backyard Garden Tours."

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Advice to Grow By—Ask Us!

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 10:00 AM

A Hymn for Her

The Dead Bee

Did you catch the  "The Burns and the Bees" episode on The Simpsons Sunday night? Dead honey bees take over the otherwise animated TV show.  Bart, on a dare from schoolyard bullies, knocks a bee's nest from a tree and it lands...

Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 5:13 PM

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