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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

    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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  • UCR 2017 Urban Pest Management Conference

    Added February 23, 2017

    Mark your calendar!!! 26th UCR Urban Pest Management Conference Date: March 29th, 2017 Location: UC Riverside Extension Official program and registration form are available on the conference website.  This day-long...

  • Well, Hello, Bumble Bee...

    Added February 23, 2017
    A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, peers at the photographer. This one buzzed into Robbin Thorp's office at UC Davis on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    What are the odds? Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, greeted a visitor on Feb. 14 in his office in the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. This visitor didn't talk,...

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