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  • Expand Your Native California Plant Gardening Library With These Titles!

    Added November 27, 2016
    Cover of Growing California Native Plants (1st edition).

    Looking for some good ideas for Christmas gifts for gardening friends and family? These are the three best books to keep within reach if you are a California native plant gardener.  Growing California Native Plants,...

  • California Native Plant Profile: Buckwheat

    Added November 20, 2016
    Sulfur buckwheat recovering after the Angora fire near Lake Tahoe.

    Eriogonum is the buckwheat genus, one of the largest in California, with over 125 species. With so many species to choose from, you are sure to find one for your garden! Native buckwheats come in both annual and perennial forms. They are some...


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  • How We Can Help the Bees Through Research

    Added December 2, 2016
    A honey bee heads toward mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    How can we help honey bees through research? That's the topic that Francis Ratnieks, professor of apiculture, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, will cover when he presents a seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the University of California, Davis. He'll...

  • Holiday Gifts Buggin' Ya?

    Added December 1, 2016
    Entomologist/artist Stacey Rice wearing one of her prize-winning shirts--this one typifies UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    So you're in a quandary. You have no idea what to get the nature lovers/insect enthusiasts on your holiday gift-giving list. It's buggin' ya. No worries. The UC Davis Entomology Graduate Students' Association (EGSA) to the rescue. Every year EGSA...

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