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  • Grasp the thorn!

    Added February 20, 2017
    climbing rose

    "But he who dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose."                                                   ...

  • SEEDS - Dreaming your summer garden

    Added February 13, 2017
    Seeds!

    Extended rainy days make me yearn for sunshine and my summer garden. I often use this time to sit by my wood stove and pour over seed catalogs to plan and visualize my garden. If you get a head start, planting from seed is much less expensive than buying...

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  • Highly Successful Biodiversity Museum Day

    Added February 21, 2017
    Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee friendly garden, drew scores of visitors. It's located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    They saw bugs. They saw bones. They saw honey bees. They saw hawks. Those were just a few of the offering at the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, held Saturday, Feb. 18. More than 3000 visitors checked out the offerings. The free...

  • Five Reasons Why All This Rain Is Bad for Almond Pollination Season

    Added February 20, 2017
    During a sun break on Feb. 12, 2017, a  pollen-laden honey bee heads for more almond blossoms in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it's definitely not a good time to be a honey bee. The wind-whipped storms that are ravaging California are wreaking havoc on the state's almond pollination season, says honey...

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