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Looking for gardening advice?  Have a pest problem?  Wondering which plants are drought resistant?  You’ve come to the right place!  Follow the menus to helpful information about gardening in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. Ahora también tenemos recursos en español.
 

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  • For the birds: California native berries that birds love

    Added October 15, 2017
    California quail. Image credit: H. Vannoy Davis © California Academy of Sciences.

    People love berries and so do the birds!  Each of these is native to California and attracts California thrashers, western bluebirds, American robins, northern flickers, Nuttall's woodpeckers, mockingbirds, cedar waxwings. scrub jays, northern...

  • Wildfire Prevention and Readiness

    Added October 15, 2017

    In light of all the terrible news about wildfires this week, I would like to share some websites which can help you make your home and surroundings as safe as possible. What you can do for you UCANR has a Homeowner's Fire Mitigation Guide that includes...

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  • The World of Praying Mantids: A Question Posed, A Question Answered

    Added November 17, 2017
    Mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata, a common mantis in Vacaville, Calif. The male did not lose his head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Last summer you may have happened upon praying mantids mating. Hopefully, the male didn't lose his head. Which begs a question asked by a reader: How long after mating does the female lay or produce her egg case (ootheca)? "Usually it takes a week or...

  • Videos show hikers how to avoid Black Friday stampedes on park trails

    Added November 17, 2017
    In a new series of videos, a cow puppet provides advice for hikers from UC Cooperative Extension on sharing open space with livestock.

    While Americans traditionally beat a path to the malls the day after Thanksgiving, many opt out of shopping on Black Friday to enjoy the outdoors. In regional parks and other open spaces, hikers may encounter crowds of a different sort – cattle...

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