Get ready for “buggy” spring — part two! If you think our recent wintry cold snap may have ended the increased numbers of bugs we’ve seen this spring, think again.
County residents can roll their old, gasoline powered lawn mowers and other gas-fueled gardening equipment down to Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday, May 13, and come away with new, zero-emission models for $99.99 each, which includes tax.
Even if you’ve never met Chris Conlan, you still might recognize him. That’s because the supervising vector ecologist has been the County’s most visible “bug and critter guy,” for the last 14 ½ years, doing hundreds of media interviews and appearing on your TV and in your newspapers. And it all started with a butterfly net.
They look like giant mosquitoes, or daddy-longlegs with wings, and they fly like crazy bumper-car drivers, bouncing off walls, each other, ceilings and light sources. But they’re nothing to be afraid of. Meet the harmless crane fly!
Spring is back and you may be wondering how to tackle your lawn and garden. County Master Gardeners are holding their Spring Seminar at the County Operations Center Saturday. Plus, we have four spring gardening tips!
Finally! The sun is back and you’ve been itching to get outside for a hike. Just remember, it’s tick season in San Diego County, and you need to protect yourself and your pets.
Umbrella? Got it. Rain boots? Got ‘em. Rain barrel — wait, you don’t have a rain barrel? Through Sunday, you can buy a discounted rain barrel and start harvesting the rains running off your roof!