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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Pests

By Helen Willoughby-Peck (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It is a good idea to take a walk in your garden every day. It is good for you, but more importantly, it is good for your plants. Observing your plants on a regular basis can help control pests beginning to enjoy your tomatoes before you can. When caught early, pests are usually ...

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Mosquito Season Is Here: Guard Against Zika And West Nile

Everyone I know has been breathing a sigh of relief for the rain that has once again filled our wells and reservoirs, while bracing for the impact of summer sunshine on the landscape. If you haven’t already lined someone up to take care of the weed whacking, you may want to get that on your “to do” list. And while you’re ...

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Register Now For Free Fruit Tree Pest Management Workshop

MARIPOSA – There are dozens of diseases, insects and other pests that attack fruit trees. With that in mind, the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County are offering a free “Fruit Tree Pest Management” workshop on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa (see map below). Maxwell ...

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Buford The Chihuahua Survives Rattlesnake Bite

COARSEGOLD — At the time, Buford didn’t know any better. He sure does now — and we think he wants you to know, as well. On Tuesday, May 15, little Buford the Chihuahua went out to potty. He’s a six-month-old pup who weighs about 6.5 pounds. His humans, Lisa and Todd Lawrence, were out of town on vacation, and Buford ...

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Sierra Nevada Motorsports Moves Into Mountain House

OAKHURST — If you’re one of the people who’ve been wondering what business would land in the historic Mountain House building at the junction of Highway 41 and the Road 222 turnoff to Bass Lake — wonder no more. Locally owned, newly expanded and rebranded, Sierra Nevada Motorsports is now the building’s sole occupant. The business previously known as Sierra ...

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Yosemite Area Audubon Mammal Workshop

AHWAHNEE — Yosemite Area Audubon Society invites the community to attend a free, hands-on Mammal Workshop, covering mammals of the foothills. Topics for discussion during the workshop include: Kinds of mammals present in our area Techniques for sampling small mammals with live traps Setting up camera traps Examining bats and recording their echolocation calls This is a two-part workshop that ...

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May Audubon Program Will Highlight Bird Behaviors

Contributed by Len McKenzie – Birdwatching, or birding, has been soaring in popularity in recent years, becoming one of the fastest-growing pastimes in North America. Among the myriad reasons for its widespread appeal, across demographic as well as geographic boundaries, are the fascinating behaviors birds display in their daily habits, seasonal patterns and social inter-actions. Many of those behaviors, embedded ...

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The History Mystery #64

This month’s mystery is one I am often asked about. When and where did President Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir first meet on their trip to Raymond and on to Yosemite? They traveled in May of 1903 so we celebrate the historic trip 115 years later. There are several theories, so it will be fun to see what folks come ...

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Time To Watch For Rattlesnakes

CALIFORNIA — As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only species coming out to enjoy the sun. Snakes, too, can be found basking in the sun’s rays. Although most snakes in the state are harmless, the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) reminds the public to steer clear of the venomous rattlesnake and know what to do if ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Plant Sale

MARIPOSA — Good news for green thumbs. Mariposa Master Gardeners have been propagating since last fall and seed-germinating since February in preparation for their annual spring plant sale and now the time has come. Stop by on Saturday, Apr. 28, starting at 8 a.m. in the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, located at 5007 Fairgrounds Road. The event lasts ...

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