Come watch a video on Douglas Tallamy’s latest book, The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden and discussing the information in the movie. You’ll learn how to change your landscape to attract more creatures, especially caterpillars. Bring some popcorn or your favorite movie snack.
This event is hosted the Santa Clara Valley California Native Plant Society.
Douglas Tallamy is currently professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology and other subjects. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.
cHICK n bEES is happy to host their 3rd annual honey tasting event. This years honey tasting will benefit the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. Come on in and meet local beekeepers, watch the bees at work inside our observation hive (try to find the queen) and of course taste some delicious local honey. There will be something for everyone!
FREE program, for all ages
Engage your senses in this fun activity for children to guess what farm and nature-based object lies within each mystery box. It might be a shiny object that grows on a tree, or something fluffy a farm animal! After the pop-up, you can use your freshly-inspired senses for a stroll around the farm or a hike in the forest. Join us at the Picnic Tables near the Education Garden.
No registration required. This program is covered by your entrance fee or Season Pass and will take place at the picnic tables near the Education Garden.
Have you ever wondered what wild animals call your backyard home? As you explore the habitats of Hidden Villa, experienced guide, Will Mutch, will help you tune in to the many tracks, signs and languages of the animals that create their life on our beautiful land. These two hours will open your eyes to the world around you. Please wear comfortable clothes as well as closed-toe shoes and bring along a water bottle and snacks.
For Children ages 7 – 11 years old.
Keeping insect pests from spoiling your summer vegetable harvest starts with having healthy, fast growing plants. Learn how the demonstration garden manages soil preparation, planting, irrigation, fertilization, plant choice, and garden maintenance to keep pests under control. Participants are welcome to bring photos or specimens of garden problems for identification and advice on control methods.
Presented by UC Master Gardener Candace Simpson.
Our gardens are home to a host of insects that prey upon or parasitize the insects that attack our plants. Master Gardener Candace Simpson will help you learn how to recognize these “natural enemies”, distinguish them from common pest insects, and encourage them to make your garden their home.