Residents loading mulch

Free mulch is available at Cooperative Extension’s Research Center & Demonstration Orchard. Call 702-257-5555 for hours and directions.

Angela O’Callaghan’s Las Vegas Review Journal column on Sunday, April 26 lends creative ways to get an keep tomatoes producing despite the dry air, the  blistering sunlight and elevated temperatures–the usual challenges that the Mojave sends our way.

Aphids

Aphids

The Gardening in Small Places: what’s bugging your garden workshop, taught by Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, will show you what to look for when your garden doesn’t look quite right. Problems such as nutrient deficiencies, pests and diseases will be covered. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Registration for this workshop, scheduled for May 9, is required.

Join Laurie Simons, Ph.D., Desert Complex Biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on April 23 as she introduces the National Wildlife Refuges found in southern Nevada. The four Refuges make up the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Simons will explain what makes each refuge unique. This presentation is being offed as part of the Nevada Naturalist 2015 Lecture Series.

Kings Pool at Ash Meadows and Lower Lake at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

Kings Pool at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and the Lower Lake at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge