A flat-growing, slow-spreading purplish weed with a lot of stems that exude a milky sap is still everywhere in my garden: lawn, flower beds, cracks in the driveway, etc.. Will it cover everything? Will it eat Chicago? How do I get rid of this monster?
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Added June 2, 2015
Does sneezeweed make you sneeze? Over at the UC Davis Arboretum GATEway Project, off First Street in downtown Davis, sneezeweed is blooming and bees and butterflies are all over it. We didn't see any of them "sneezing." :) A female long-horned bee, Svastra obliqua expurgata (as identified by native pollinator expert Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis,...
Added June 1, 2015
Can you keep a secret? The secret world of insects? And unleash the secret of soapberry bugs? Students in the Entomology 1 class, offered by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, studied soapberry bugs under the tutelage of evolutionary ecologists/soapberry scientists Scott Carroll and Jenella Loye. The students then created screen-printed tile mosaics (like the photo at...
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