Backyard Orchard News
If you've ever wanted free access to incredible macro images of insects and spiders, this is...
Alex Wild's portrait of a Mexican honey wasp, San Antonio, Texas. This public domain image is among the images in the newly launched "Insects Unlocked" Project. Donations are being accepted to make it all happen.
Alex Wild's image of a Californian Pseudomyrmex twig ant. This is one of the images in "Insects Unlocked."
This is Alex Wild's image of a paper wasp stinger, Polistes carolina, in Texas.
It was all the buzz. Visitors at the annual California Agriculture Day, held Wednesday, March 18...
Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology talks to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Legislative aide Tony Madrigal (right) asks Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen questions about colony health. Madrigal is an aide for Assemblyman Luis Alejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Readying the honey sticks for the crowd are beekeepers (from left) Bill Cervenka, Bob Sugar and Carlin Jupe and Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Admiring the bees is Barbara Arciero, managing editor of California Bountiful magazine. With her is beekeeper Wendy Mather. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees going about their bees-ness. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ever watched Valley carpenter bees (Xylocopa varipuncta) foraging on salvia? Native pollinator...
A female Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, forages on grape-scented sage, Salvia melissodora. Note the "pollen cap." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Check out the "pollen cap" on this female Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, foraging on grape-scented sage, Salvia melissodora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The "Painted Ladies" are back in the Davis area. These are not the two-legged type, but the winged...
A Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, nectaring on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lindcove Research and Extension Center to welcome visitors to their variety block on March 20, 2015.
UC ANR Lindcove Research and Extension Center will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about citrus varieties on March 20, 2015, from 1-3 PM. Visitors will be able to tour the demonstration orchard that contains nearly 200 of the most common varieties of citrus. Attendees can view tree growth characteristics, ask questions about varieties, and taste the fruit.
Ana Toste: 559-592-2408 ext 151
22963 Carson Ave., Exeter, CA 93221
Once you arrive at LREC, follow the signs to the parking area.
View of Lindcove Research & Extension Center.