Posts Tagged: Solano County
Hear that buzz? Honey bees own the flower beds at the Solano County Fair, 900 Fairgrounds Drive,...
Gloria Gonzalez, superintendent of McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, holds a bee-themed quilt with assistant Jarod Fernander of Vallejo, 15, a student at the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy. The quilt is the work of Tina Frothy of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Insects, we have insects! Gloria Gonzalez, superintendent of McCormack Hall and assistant Jarod Fernander show some of the insect-themed entries. The butterfly is a Blue Xlipper, Parthenos sylvia ssp. lilacinus, from southeast Asia, as identified by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology. In the background are entries ready to be judged or displayed. The fair runs June 27-30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This pencil sketch of a moth is by Alana Boman of the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, who entered it in 4-H youth graphics arts, ages 5 to 8, in McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair. The fair runs June 27-June 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Madeline Giron of Benicia entered this drawing of a bee in youth graphics arts, ages 14 and over, in McCormack Hall,Solano County Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"You can learn a lot from these displays," a fairgoer at the 144th annual Dixon May Fair...
Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display, "None of Your Beeswax" for the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.
Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.
"Where can kids learn beekeeping for free?" someone asked us last week. One of the ways is through...
Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The 69th annual Solano County Fair, located at 900 Fairgrounds Drive, is themed "Blue Ribbon...
See the bumble bee on the aghan (top row)? This Minnesota sample afghan is the work of Debra Holter of San Pablo. Holding it are McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez (right) and assistant Kara Payne. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Preparing to hang a dragonfly project are McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez and assistant Daniel Brown, both of Vallejo. Crafted by Tina Saravia of Suisun City, it is made of recyclables: fan blades and furniture legs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
McCormack Hall assistants Jacob Greene (left) of American Canyon and Daniel Brown of Vallejo, admire insect-themed photographs: a bee by Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, and a moth by Maya Prunty of Sacramento 4-H. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
We remember photographing a young beekeeper, Mikayla Hagan of the Rio Vista (Calif.) 4-H Club, when...
Back in 2012, beekeeper Mikayla Hagan of the Rio Vista 4-H Club talked about her beekeeping project with then Mike Reagan, member of the Solano County Board of Supervisors. She won a showmanship award at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fast forward to today: Mikayla Hagan (center) is the recipient of a college agricultural scholarship from the Friends of the Dixon May Fair. With her are scholarship chair Carrie Hamel of Dixon and Friends of the Fair president Donnie Huffman of Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Six college scholarship winners received a total of $11,250 from the Friends of the Dixon May Fair in 2018, totaling $186,250 in college scholarships awarded since 2000. In front (from left) are Cameron Garlick of Dixon, Makala Hagan of Rio Vista, Mackenzie Davi of Dixon, Rebecca Luedke of Dixon, and Jillian Raycraft of Dixon. In back are Donnie Huffman of Vacaville, president of the Friends of the Fair, and Carrie Hamel of Dixon, scholarship chair. Not pictured is scholarship recipient Halie