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SCV Outdoor Report

    SCV Outdoor Report: You CAN Be Too Rich


    By:  Wendy Langhans


     


    Remember the old saying, “You can never be too rich or too thin”?  Well you can be.  Too nutrient rich, that is.  Especially if you’re a salt-water marsh.  Scientists working at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory recently reported “that nutrients—such as nitrogen and phosphorus from septic and sewer systems and lawn fertilizers—can cause salt-marsh loss.”


    SCV Outdoor Report: Sitting Duck

     

    By:  Wendy Langhans

     

     

    SCV Outdoor Report: Limber Lumber

    By:  Wendy Langhans

    Sinuous - an adjective that can describe a graceful shape (curving, winding, meandering) or a movement (supple, flexible, limber).  That is an apt description of oaks in the “Oak Grove” at Descanso Gardens.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Terminal Buzz

    By:  Wendy Langhans

     

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    SCV Outdoor Report: Bee Glue, Part II

    By:  Wendy Langhans

     

    Last week, we looked at how honeybees use propolis as a tool “to smooth surfaces in the hive, close holes or cracks in the nest, reduce the size of the entrances to keep out intruders...”.  This week, let’s look at propolis’ anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which help protect the bees from infections and diseases.