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  • October in the Garden

    Added October 15, 2016
    Giant pumpkin growing in Santa Cruz, CA.

    This post was originally written by Paul McCollum a few years ago and I've reposted it because it has some great information about garden activities for the early fall. Thanks, Paul! To all the lovely people, Welcome to fall. I hope you all had a great...

  • Go Native!

    Added September 17, 2016
    Sticky monkeyflower bloom. Photo: © Carol Nickbarg

    The global economy means that plant lovers now have access to a vast variety of plant species. However, there are several reasons a gardener may want to stick with the plants that are native to his or her own neighborhood. Drought-tolerance As...


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  • Sometimes The Unexpected Happens

    Added October 25, 2016
    UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer holds the female praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Sometimes the unexpected happens. Take the case of the female praying mantis delivered to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, for an educational display. The Bohart, home of some eight million insect specimens, also has a...

  • Marek Borowiec Drawn to Ants, Especially Army Ants

    Added October 24, 2016
    This is Lioponera princeps, one of the ants that Marek Borowiec studies. (Image by Marek Borowiec)

    Marek Borowiec's world revolves around myrmecology, the scientific study of ants. Borowiec, who received his doctorate in entomology in June from the University of California, Davis, studying with major professor Phil Ward, will speak on "Genomic Data...

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