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  • A newly emerged Western tiger swallowtail forages on a Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Day 3 of National Pollinator Week: Watch for the Tigers!

    It's Day 3 of National Pollinator Week. Fortunately, a tiger came to visit us--no, not the predatory jungle animal, Panthera tigris, but a newly emerged Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus. This native butterfly is quite colorful, with...

  • Purslane weed seed biology

    Common Purslane Biology Steve Fennimore, Extension Specialist UC Davis July appears to be the period of maximum emergence of common purslane (Portulaca oleracea) see figure 1 attached. Purslane is considered a summer weed with peak emergence occurring...

  • This image of a tiny monarch egg won a silver award in the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences (ACE). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Day 2 of National Pollinator Week: Focus on a Tiny Egg

    It's Day 2 of National Pollinator Week. So, I guess I should "toot my own horn" (we don't have one, but in our household we do have a piano, a double bass,  a guitar, a banjo, a ukulele, a dulcimer, a harmonica, a sousaphone, a set of hand...

  • Yellow starthistle is an invasive rangeland weed. (Photo: J. M. DiTomaso)
    UC launches WeedCUT, a new online tool to manage invasive weeds in wildlands without herbicides

    California has abundant wildlands — forests, rangeland, open areas, wildlife refuges and national, state, and local parks — that need protection from invasive plants. Invasive plants affect all Californians by increasing wildfire potential;...

  • A male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch butterfly on a Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    National Pollinator Week: The Monarchs and The Melissodes

    Those mighty monarchs haven't graced us with their presence this year (since late January) in our Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden, but we're waiting for them. The habitat beckons and they will reign.  Meanwhile, it's the beginning...

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