Traveling Tarantulas wander the countryside

Traveling Tarantulas wander the countryside

It’s tarantula time again. Male tarantulas are marching forth, looking for mates among the canyons, deserts, scrub lands and yes, even neighborhood backyards. The California Ebony Tarantula, or Aphonopelma eutylenum by its scientific name, and the Desert Blond Tarantula, or Aphonopelma chalcodes, are the most common Southern California tarantula species whose males are now on […]

County waste department to provide free composting class in Anza

ANZA – The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting class in Anza Saturday, Sept. 16. Attend this “how-to” workshop to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings and fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner. Compost can be used to enrich the […]

Rising temperatures bring rattlesnakes out in droves

Rising temperatures bring rattlesnakes out in droves

As the weather heats up, Riverside County Animal Services is warning the public to be aware of rattlesnake activity. They warn you may see more rattlesnakes out and about. According to John Welsh, senior public information specialist with Riverside County Department of Animal Services, while dangerous, rattlesnakes have an important role to play in the […]

Safe weed abatement is a must due to fire dangers

Safe weed abatement is a must due to fire dangers

We have all seen the public service announcements, read the notices and heard the radio spots regarding “defensible space,” the area between your home and a potential fiery disaster. Mow, trim, prune and relocate combustible materials like firewood piles are advised. Living in the rural environs of Riverside County, we are more than familiar with […]

Poultry Jubilee rules the roost in Anza

Poultry Jubilee rules the roost in Anza

‘Fowl’ weather did not deter bird fans attending the Anza Poultry Jubilee on Sat., May 6. The event was held at the Organic Feed Store in Anza. There were ducks, guinea keets (babies), ducklings, fresh eggs, hatching eggs, chicken pullets, chicks of dozens of different breeds and even a tiny Serama rooster that crowed happily all day. Local […]

Anza celebrates Earth Day

Anza celebrates Earth Day

The 10th Annual Anza Earth Day celebration April 22 at Anza’s Minor Park was a sensational success. Not only was this an educational event, but Anza’s Earth Day was a special time to socialize, learn, touch, see and absorb a huge menu of earth-friendly activities and presentations. Hosted by The High Country Conservancy, the celebration covered all things sustainable, with […]

High Country Conservancy celebrates California Poppy Day

High Country Conservancy celebrates California Poppy Day

The High Country Conservancy and volunteers celebrated California Poppy Day April 6, by weeding the field of native California poppies on the east side of the Little Red Schoolhouse in Anza. Conservancy founder and Secretary Marea Stinnett supplied and helped install composite edging for around the garden. The California State Legislature adopted the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) as […]

Traditional uses for Lavender 

Traditional uses for Lavender 

The following is a list of traditional remedies using Lavender oil, hydrosol and Lavender flowers/plant products according to many sources one can find ready on the internet. This article should not be taken as medical advice; these are only suggestions and for informational and entertainment purposes only. Each person must make their own evaluations.   […]

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