Weeds of Wednesday: Perils of Puncturevine

At a glance burrnut or Jamaican feverplant (Tribulus cistoides) sure is pretty, but close encounters -- by barefeet or by bicycle tires -- with the fruits of this plant often do not end well. ¬†Puncturevine, goat's head, caltrop are other…

8/19/2017: Happy National Honeybee Day!

European honey bees (Apis mellifera) are important imported pollinators for citrus and many other crops. Commercial beekeepers transport their hives from place to place, including to the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, where the sign above cautions folks that these colonial…

National Honeybee Day

Today, 8/20/2016, is national honeybee day. Honeybees (Apis mollifera) are "imports" from Europe that are "farmed" (and trucked) to perform pollination services for a variety of crops and to produce honey. Our nation's beekeepers report a decline of 44% from…