Opinion

Sep 032013
 
Native plants bring native pollinators: the right plants bring butterflies in Yolo

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 – By Nancy Bauer Tuleyome Association My native habitat gardening journey started almost 20 years ago, right after viewing a slide show presentation by two passionate butterfly gardeners. The magic of those butterfly gardens resurrected memories of a favorite childhood garden— a glorious tangle of fragrant flowers, hanging [...]

Aug 132013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 7, 2013 – BY BETH GABOR COUNTY OF YOLO Although the long, warm days of summer are still upon us, the time is ripe for parents to prepare their youngsters for the first day of school.  For most Yolo County children, the big day is just weeks away.  On that [...]

Jun 112013
 
Make your garden friendly to honey bees, as well as native bee species

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 5, 2013 – By Mary K. Hanson Tuleyome Association Most likely you recognize the European honey bees when you see them, but did you know that California also boasts over 1600 species of native bees?  There are actually over 300 species just in Yolo County alone, and like honey bees, [...]

Jun 102013
 
My commencement advice? Go forth, grads - but first, lose the saggy pants

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 5, 2013 – I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to give one of those high school graduation commencement speeches. You know, where you put on a cap and gown and stand up in front of a whole graduating class and tell them what you think they need [...]

Jun 032013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 22, 2013 – NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL Last week, the mayor and city council honored a local community group for its civic improvement efforts. That honor came with a plaque, along with a wink and a nod. The plaque came for the efforts of the “Friends of the Main Drain Parkway” to [...]