A sneak peak at a few Solano County Honest entries…assume bugs!
The COVID-19 pandemic derailed gala’s and festivals, however now they’re again on observe.
Take the 73rd annual Solano County Honest, themed “Bales of Enjoyable.” Positioned at 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, it opens June Thursday by Sunday, June 16-19, and gate admission is free. Headed by president Lee Williams of Rio Vista, the board of administrators consists of Valerie Williams of Vacaville, higher generally known as “Mrs. Solano County 4-H.” In truth, Valerie has served tirelessly for some 25 years because the Solano County 4-H program consultant. The 4-H program is a part of the College of California’s Agriculture and Pure Assets or UC ANR.
Our favourite a part of the truthful? The reveals at McCormack Corridor, notably these which can be insect-themed.
One entry, by proficient photographer Matthew Agbayani, 17, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Membership, Vacaville, exhibits a syrphid fly and a honey bee sharing a sunflower. It takes a particular type of endurance to have the ability to seize two species on the identical flower.
Many of us mistake syrphid flies, aka hover flies or hover flies, for honey bees. They’re each pollinators.
Three of the simplest methods to distinguish a fly from a bee:
- A fly has one set of wings. A bee has two units.
- A fly has brief, stubby antennae. A honey bee does not.
- A fly has no corbicula or pollen basket. A honey bee (employee bee) does.
Among the many different insect-themed shows: Rio Vista resident Richard Laswell’s beautiful watercolor depicting three dragonflies that he entered within the newbie artwork division; and Vallejo resident Ashley Workman’s colourful blue butterfly (oils and acrylics) that she entered in open artwork division.
Artwork by Iris Mayhew of American Canyon additionally caught our eye. She drew inspiration from a safari in Kenya. “I like animals,” she stated. That features monarchs and Gulf Fritillaries. She’ll be depicting them subsequent.