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Ouch! It’s Puncturevine!

Dried puncturevine spikes in tires, UC ANR

By Jeanette Alosi, UC Master Gardener of Butte County, August 10, 2018 Puncturevine (Tribulus...

Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 5:00 AM

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Yes, we can see you. A crab spider on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out. Out...

Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Stinknet, an Emerging Invasive Weed

Stinknet plant. (Credit: Ron Vanderhoff)

I recently attended a Santa Ana River Orange County Weed Management Area (SAROCWMA) meeting and...

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM

Portrait of My Old Flame

A flame skimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) perches on a bamboo stake in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just call it "my old flame." Well, it's not mine, but it is a flame of sorts, a flame skimmer...

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Bee-Hold, The Eye of the Bee-Holder

Bee-hold, the eye of a bee-holder. When you have a "Bee Crossing" sign in your pollinator garden,...

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:32 PM

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