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Flurry of Pink at Gold Ridge

A pink lady, Amaryllis belladonna, nearly swallows a foraging honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's a flurry of pink at the Gold Ridge. That would be the Luther Burbank Gold Ridge Experiment Farm in Sebastopol. "Luther Burbank bought his 15-acre farm on Gold Ridge in 1885 in Sebastopol," says the Western Sonoma Historical Society on its website. "During his career he introduced over 800...

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Lurking in the Orchid Cactus

A jumping spider on an orchid cactus, Epiphyllum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Veterans' Day, but to jumping spiders, it's just another day--another day to ambush unsuspecting prey. We spotted this jumping spider on an orchid cactus, Epiphyllum (Greek for "upon the leaf"). It was catching a little morning sun and poised for business. We bought this cactus at the Luther...

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Blue October

Honey bee heading for borage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's "Orange October" for the San Francisco Giants, who just defeated the Detroit Tigers in the opening game of the World Series. But over at the Luther Burbank's Gold Ridge Experiment Farm at 7781 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, it's Blue October. It's delightful to see the honey bees foraging in the...

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Tags: borage (1), honey bees (1), Luther Burbank (3), Sebastopol (1)

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