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It's Bugged! And You Won't Want to Miss It!

Gloria Gonzalez hangs a needlepoint fan, the work of Laura Ryan of Benicia. Note the blue butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's bugged. Yes, bugged. And you won't want to miss it. If you head over to the 69th annual Solano County Fair, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, between now and Sunday, July 31, you'll see lots of bees, butterflies, lady beetles, dragonflies,...

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Hanson receives award for Outstanding New Academic

Brad Hanson

Here's something from the UC Davis Dept. of Plant Sciences: http://news.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/2016/07/27/brad-hanson-receives-award-for-outstanding-new-academic/.   Brad Hanson receives award for Outstanding New Academic Brad Hanson, a UC...

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8:46 AM
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Proof of Life

A monarch caterpillar summits a milkweed, Asciepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes caregivers, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and neighbors, take photos of babies to show "proof of life." They post them for the parents to see, admire and confirm. It's delightful to see images of your offspring while you're on...

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Gophers in Your Garden? Try the Gophinator!

If you have gophers eating plants in your garden or landscape, you'll want to watch this brand new video about the Gophinator trap from UC IPM. The Gophinator is a highly successful method for catching gophers. The video has easy-to-follow instructions...

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:47 PM
Tags: control (9), gophers (2), gophinator (1), manage (1), trap (1), UC IPM (52)

Bully in the Bee Garden

Male European wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum)targets a female Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta) on a bluebeard (Caryopteris). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He's the bully in the bee garden. If you've ever watched the male European wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) patrolling "his" flower patch, you'll see him targeting insects several times larger than he is. Take the case of the Valley carpenter bee...

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 4:52 PM

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