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Next Meeting: Thursday 10th May  7:30pm
Bugs: Up Close with Emma Connery 

Emma worked for the Telephone Company for 27 years, then retired.  14 years ago, at the age of 46, She started her second and current career. She joined the Master Gardener and became intrigued with insect and disease problems in the home garden. She decided to go to school and get more education. She earned a bachelorís degree in Entomology from UC Berkeley and after a short break, a masterís degree in Integrated Pest Management from UC Davis. She is still a Master Gardener in Contra Costa County.  She currently teaches insects (basic entomology) to new Master Gardeners in a number of locations throughout the state and speaks to garden groups on insect pest management.  She enjoys sharing with others the hidden world of insects.  She does not consider herself to be an authority on insects Ė just an avid enthusiast who loves to continue learning and sharing.  

For her presentation, she hooks a microscope up to a projector and shows the bugs on the screen. A fascinating world lives under our leaves and in our dirt. She requests that the members bring any bugs they find in their yard, in a container please or on a leaf in a zip locked bag.

Speakerís dinner will be at Fresh Choice (Contra Costa Blvd.,in the Sunvalley Mall.near JC Penney) Please notify Eileen Jackson at 707-642-5915 or email to join us.

The plant table will be provided by Dennis Olivas.

Websites of the Month

Sue Fordyce is offering three Workshops to de-mystify the mystical. 
The Workshops will be held at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore. 
For more information see

Master Gardeners Online Providing  Advice  to the California Home Gardener
For Information about Pest Management go to:

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