This Swainson's hawk is caught napping. Though there often were a pair in the Covell Park Memorial Grove in North Davis. Columnbist Jean Jackman doesn't believe there was a successful nesting this year. The hawks have nested there for the past 10 years with the exception of one. Their foraging area is diminishing as orchards are replacing field crops. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
Bees are essential to sunflower seed production. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
There are 60,000 acres of sunflowers growing for seed production in the Davis area. This field is on Interstate 5 northwest of Woodland. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo

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