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Wildflower Stories: Milkweed, Monarchs and Monsanto

Monarch butterfly populations have declined an estimated 90% over the past 20 years. [1] What’s going on?! The answer involves genetic engineering, protozoans and herbicide. 202 more words


Announcing Jurors for "Zoo in Bloom" plus More Plant Images

by Lori Vreeke/Diane Daly/Deb Shaw

The jurors for the BAGSC exhibition at the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, “Zoo in Bloom” have been announced: Olga Eysymontt, Ann Swan, and Chris Briggs. 483 more words

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[ART] Love Grows Here Canvas

A long time ago, I stumbled upon canvases for sale on Craigslist for really cheap and still in its original packaging. Initially, I never intended on painting something so large, but I thought that one day I may decide to go for it. 351 more words


Wildflower Stories: Ast(er)ounding!

Favorite flower? Daisy (an Aster, like these).
Not only is it humble and cute, it’s a bargain. For each daisy you buy, you get hundreds of flowers. 85 more words


Wildflower Stories - the Hercules of Plants

Cow Parsnip (Heracleum maximum) has a fascinating relationship with war, GMOs and sunscreen.

The plant’s scientific name probably points to its size – it’s taller than me (but that’s not saying much). 294 more words


Call for Entries: BAGSC "Zoo in Bloom" exhibition at the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

by Lori Vreeke, posted by Deb Shaw

BAGSC will be holding a juried exhibition at the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, entitled “Zoo in Bloom”. 317 more words

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