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They’re Back! Spring is Crane Fly Season in San Diego County

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San Juan Capistrano may have its swallows, but in San Diego County in the spring we have crane flies! Especially after wet winters like the one we’ve just had. Crane flies look like giant mosquitoes, but they’re not. Some people think they eat mosquitoes, but they don’t. So, what are they?

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County Blooming with Painted Lady Butterflies

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You may have noticed—San Diego County is blossoming with beautiful, floating, black and orange “painted lady” butterflies. “You just peek out the window and there they are, they’re everywhere.”

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Board of Supervisors Approve Beach Water Testing Funding

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San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to authorize the County’s Department of Environmental Health to carry out an agreement with the state for $348,000 to help fund the County’s beach water quality program that protects residents and visitors year-round.

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VIDEO: Green Thumbs Abound in the Master Gardener Program

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Did you know San Diego County has a master gardener program to help turn your thumb green? These plant experts provide home gardening and pest control information throughout the county.

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County, Solana Center Offer Rain Barrels for a Drop in the Bucket

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Last week’s rains have ended, but there are still a couple of potentially rainy months ahead in San Diego County. And there’s still time to get a discounted, top-of-the-line, $90 Ivy rain barrel to be ready to “harvest” the next rains, cut watering costs and protect our beaches. Order one by Feb. 10!