UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
University of California Cooperative Extension Central Sierra
Currently there is one position open:
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County Present
Our 22nd Annual Garden Tour
"Over the Garden Gate"
The privilege of going behind the garden gates and seeing some of Tuolumne County’s loveliest gardens
Sunday, May 21, 2017
From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
New this year
A Plant Sale at the Demonstration Garden
Tickets available at Columbia Nursery, the Farmory, Sonora Lumber, Whole Foods Depot, The Nest, Mountain Book Shop, Antiques, etc. and the UCCE Office in Sonora.
For more information please call our University of California Cooperative Extension Office at (209) 533-5695
Have a Gardening Question?
Contact the Master Gardener Hotline: 209-533-5912 or fill out the "Ask a Master Gardener" online form.
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Have a turf lawn in the summer-dry foothills? Go to http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/TOOLS/TURF/ to learn how to test your sprinkler output.
Coping with Drought
Calendar of Events
UC Davis Bee Symposium on May 7: The Place to 'Bee'
Posted 4/27/2017 - It's the place to "bee" on Sunday, May 7 at the University of California, Davis. You'll meet scientists, environmentalists and beekeepers; you can brush up on bee friendly plants; and you can learn why honey is "as good as gold." Yes, excitement is building for the third annual UC Davis Bee Symposium, set Sunday, May 7 in the UC Davis Conference Center on Alumni Drive, officials said. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 3. Keynote speaker...
There's a Black Widow Spider in the Parade!
Posted 4/26/2017 - The venomous black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) is usually found in and around wood piles, beneath stones and rubble, and in cluttered areas of basements, sheds and garages. It can strike fear in the hearts of non-biologists. Sometimes it's found in a parade, where the "fear" turns to cheers and applause. Take the case of the 40-foot black widow spider--yes, 40-foot spider!--that the UC Davis Entomology Club entered in the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Parade on Saturday, April 22. The...
Why Dead Bees Can Sting
Posted 4/25/2017 - Can dead bees sting? Yes, they can. Here's the scenario: Our pollinator garden is buzzing with the sights and sounds of honey bees. Ah, spring! A few feet away, California scrub jays are nesting in the cherry laurel hedges. They leave periodically to gather food for their young. Dozens of honey bees are foraging in the Spanish lavender. They leave periodically to deliver nectar and pollen to their colonies. It's Saturday, April 22, and I leave to cover the 103rd UC Davis Picnic Day. I...
Show Me the Honey--And They Did!
Posted 4/24/2017 - Show me the honey! That was a popular refrain at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, held Saturday, April 22. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology showed thousands of folks the honey at its Briggs Hall exhibit, "Honey Tasting." The line stretched out the door and into the lobby as eager folks--from pre-schoolers to senior citizens--waited for samples and an opportunity to talk to the scientists. The crowd liked the meadowfoam honey the best, followed by citrus. It...
Seeing Spots at the Bohart
Posted 4/21/2017 - If you walk into the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, you'll see spots. No, don't contact your local opthamologist. Contact your local entomologist. This is Bug Country. What's new--and spotted--at the Bohart Museum of Entomology--is a t-shirt adorned with two 12-spotted lady beetles (aka ladybugs). Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and a UC Davis professor of entomology, points out that this native American beetle, Coleomegilla maculate, is...