There are ants crawling in my citrus tree and sticky stuff on the leaves and fruit. There is black sooty substance on the fruit itself. What is this?
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Added October 21, 2014
Bees 'n blooms. Blooms 'n bees. Add "California" to it and you have California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists. It's a book that's well-planned, well-executed, well-written and well-photographed. Bees are hungry. What plants will attract them? How can you entice them to your garden and encourage them not only to visit but to live there? The book, the first of its kind,...
Added October 20, 2014
A bee is a bee is a bee is a bee. 'Cept when it's a fly. Lately we've been seeing lots of images on social media (including Facebook and Twitter), news media websites, and stock photo sites of "honey bees." But they're actually flies. Will the real flies come forth? Today we saw several drone flies, Eristalis tenax, sipping nectar from our Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). Native...
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