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Helicoptering in on the Spanish Lavender

A honey bee nectaring on Spanish lavender. This was taken with a Nikon D500 and a 200mm macro lens. Settings: ISO 3200, f-stop 13, and shutter speed of 1/640 of a second. No flash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you like writing with light (photography), then you'll probably love capturing images of honey...

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:49 PM

A Summit to Save the Butterflies

Tora Rocha (left), founder of the Pollinator Posse of Oakland (soon to be statewide), and Mia Monroe, coordinator of the Xerces Society's Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, address the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's wing it, they said. And they did. But this event wasn't "winged"; it was well planned and...

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Mosquito Eater? What's That Flying Insect?

Adult crane fly. [J.K.Clark]

It's now spring, which means the appearance of all kinds of insects, including those large, leggy...

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:17 PM

There's Gold on Them Thar Roses

Matched pair: Two multicolored Asian beetles on rose leaves in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's gold on them thar roses. No, not the kind of gold found during the California Gold Rush...

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Tomato Transplanting Tips

Transplanted tomato by Randy Swett

By Randy Swett, Butte County Master Gardener, March 24, 2017. It is time to think about...

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 AM

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