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Hear That Buzz at the Solano County Fair?

Gloria Gonzalez, superintendent of McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, holds a bee-themed quilt with assistant Jarod Fernander of Vallejo, 15, a student at the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy. The quilt is the work of Tina Frothy of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hear that buzz? Honey bees own the flower beds at the Solano County Fair, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo. But bees and other insects claim the...

Gloria Gonzalez, superintendent of McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, holds a bee-themed quilt with assistant Jarod Fernander of Vallejo, 15, a student at the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy. The quilt is the work of Tina Frothy of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gloria Gonzalez, superintendent of McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, holds a bee-themed quilt with assistant Jarod Fernander of Vallejo, 15, a student at the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy. The quilt is the work of Tina Frothy of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gloria Gonzalez, superintendent of McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, holds a bee-themed quilt with assistant Jarod Fernander of Vallejo, 15, a student at the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy. The quilt is the work of Tina Frothy of Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insects, we have insects! Gloria Gonzalez, superintendent of McCormack Hall and assistant Jarod Fernander show some of the insect-themed entries. The butterfly is a Blue Xlipper, Parthenos sylvia ssp. lilacinus, from southeast Asia, as  identified by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology. In the background are entries ready to be judged or displayed. The fair runs June 27-30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Insects, we have insects! Gloria Gonzalez, superintendent of McCormack Hall and assistant Jarod Fernander show some of the insect-themed entries. The butterfly is a Blue Xlipper, Parthenos sylvia ssp. lilacinus, from southeast Asia, as identified by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology. In the background are entries ready to be judged or displayed. The fair runs June 27-30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insects, we have insects! Gloria Gonzalez, superintendent of McCormack Hall and assistant Jarod Fernander show some of the insect-themed entries. The butterfly is a Blue Xlipper, Parthenos sylvia ssp. lilacinus, from southeast Asia, as identified by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology. In the background are entries ready to be judged or displayed. The fair runs June 27-30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This pencil sketch of a moth is by Alana Boman of the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, who entered it in 4-H youth graphics arts, ages 5 to 8, in McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair. The fair runs June 27-June 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This pencil sketch of a moth is by Alana Boman of the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, who entered it in 4-H youth graphics arts, ages 5 to 8, in McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair. The fair runs June 27-June 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This pencil sketch of a moth is by Alana Boman of the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, who entered it in 4-H youth graphics arts, ages 5 to 8, in McCormack Hall, Solano County Fair. The fair runs June 27-June 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madeline Giron of Benicia entered this drawing of a bee in youth graphics arts, ages 14 and over, in McCormack Hall,Solano County Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Madeline Giron of Benicia entered this drawing of a bee in youth graphics arts, ages 14 and over, in McCormack Hall,Solano County Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madeline Giron of Benicia entered this drawing of a bee in youth graphics arts, ages 14 and over, in McCormack Hall,Solano County Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 4:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

'Bee-ing' There at the Dixon May Fair

Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display,

"You can learn a lot from these displays," a fairgoer at the 144th annual Dixon May Fair commented. She was looking at an educational display with...

Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display,
Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display, "None of Your Beeswax" for the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display, "None of Your Beeswax" for the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.
This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.

This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.

Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.
Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.

Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: 4-H, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Sharing 'The Secret Life of Bees'

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Where can kids learn beekeeping for free?" someone asked us last week. One of the ways is through the 4-H Youth Development Program. Who can join...

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on
Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:31 PM
Focus Area Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Suds for a Bug? How You Can Exchange a Butterfly for a Pitcher of Beer!

Two cabbage white butterflies, Pieris rapae, flutter over catmint in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, it's true. You can exchange suds for a bug. That would be a cabbage white butterfly for a pitcher of beer or its equivalent. And it's all in...

Two cabbage white butterflies, Pieris rapae, flutter over catmint in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two cabbage white butterflies, Pieris rapae, flutter over catmint in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two cabbage white butterflies, Pieris rapae, flutter over catmint in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 4:57 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

'Blue Ribbon Fun' at Solano County Fair Includes Bugs

See the bumble bee on the aghan (top row)? This Minnesota sample afghan is the work of Debra Holter of San Pablo. Holding it are McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez (right) and assistant Kara Payne. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 69th annual Solano County Fair, located at 900 Fairgrounds Drive, is themed "Blue Ribbon Fun"--and that includes bugs. The two-day fair,...

See the bumble bee on the aghan (top row)? This Minnesota sample afghan is the work of Debra Holter of San Pablo. Holding it are McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez (right) and assistant Kara Payne. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
See the bumble bee on the aghan (top row)? This Minnesota sample afghan is the work of Debra Holter of San Pablo. Holding it are McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez (right) and assistant Kara Payne. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

See the bumble bee on the aghan (top row)? This Minnesota sample afghan is the work of Debra Holter of San Pablo. Holding it are McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez (right) and assistant Kara Payne. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Preparing to hang a dragonfly project are McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez and assistant Daniel Brown, both of Vallejo. Crafted by Tina Saravia of Suisun City, it is made of recyclables: fan blades and furniture legs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Preparing to hang a dragonfly project are McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez and assistant Daniel Brown, both of Vallejo. Crafted by Tina Saravia of Suisun City, it is made of recyclables: fan blades and furniture legs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Preparing to hang a dragonfly project are McCormack Hall superintendent Gloria Gonzalez and assistant Daniel Brown, both of Vallejo. Crafted by Tina Saravia of Suisun City, it is made of recyclables: fan blades and furniture legs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

McCormack Hall assistants Jacob Greene (left) of American Canyon and Daniel Brown of Vallejo, admire insect-themed photographs: a bee by Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, and a moth by Maya Prunty of Sacramento 4-H. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
McCormack Hall assistants Jacob Greene (left) of American Canyon and Daniel Brown of Vallejo, admire insect-themed photographs: a bee by Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, and a moth by Maya Prunty of Sacramento 4-H. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

McCormack Hall assistants Jacob Greene (left) of American Canyon and Daniel Brown of Vallejo, admire insect-themed photographs: a bee by Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, and a moth by Maya Prunty of Sacramento 4-H. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 3:52 PM
Focus Area Tags: 4-H, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation
 
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