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  • Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers

    Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers
    Forget the John Deere tractor: giant island tortoises make the best lawn mowers, according to a new study.
  • The Dry Garden: Ornamental grasses, poetry in motion

     
    Ornamental grasses: A gardeners guide to selecting and placing meadow grasses, sedges and rushes as lyrical, low-water additions to a sustainable landscape.

    Southwestern pond turtle shows signs of a comeback

     
    Modern life has been tough on the southwestern pond turtles that once were populous in the coastal part of San Diego County. Development ravaged the turtle's natural habitat. Then came the rise of invasive species that challenged the turtles for...

    Warmer temperatures to expand California exotic grass populations

     
    California grasses: Warmer temperatures in California could lead to a substantial statewide expansion of exotic grass populations, according to a new study that cataloged over 400 native and exotic grasses in the state.

    Officials intercept destructive beetle on Costa Rica pineapples

     
    U.S. customs officials Friday said an inspection of a shipment of pineapples from Costa Rica uncovered a hitchhiker =– a destructive wood-boring beetle. The recent find of the live cerambycidae -– a type of long-horned beetle -- at the Los...