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July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Our District consists of a modern force of certified, trained technicians that now execute a county-wide mosquito control program. Presently, the District uses state-of-the-art, environmentally-sound techniques combined with biological control agents that specifically target mosquito control. Environmentally sound techniques, reliable and efficient services, as well as programs to combat emerging diseases while preserving or enhancing our environment, are the critical elements in the success of the District for over 70 years.
July 01, 2012 by David Lukas
A cuckoo wasp is one of those remarkable animals that appears for just a few seconds and makes you wonder what the heck you just saw. Fast-moving and no larger than a skinny housefly, these wasps stand out nonetheless: They glow an outrageous iridescent blue-green, as if illuminated from within.
December 07, 2011 by Richard Karevoll
Scorpions don't just inhabit bleak desert landscapes. The Bay Area has four local species of scorpion, as one butterfly enthusiast discovered on an expedition to Albany Hill one crisp November day.
October 26, 2011 by Eric Galan
With Halloween right around the corner, it's only natural to think of cobwebs and hairy creatures lurking in dark places. Just the thought of these creepy, crawling, eight-legged, web tangling, multi-eyed arachnids can frighten even the toughest individuals. Even yours truly. Luckily, the third installment of Sonoma State University's Insecta-Palooza is here to remind us that these crawlers aren't so creepy after all.
January 01, 2011 by Cat Taylor
"Home"--the word evokes many images: memories of your childhood abode or the smell of a home-cooked meal. Animals, too, have different ideas of home--nursery, fortress, or merely a place to rest. Here's a few fun homes you might see in the woods, if you know where to look.