Behold the Western Tussock Caterpillar

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Contributed by museum garden volunteers Caroline Landsbergen and Margie Rauch.      What was going on in the Museum’s oak trees last spring? It was the yearly ritual between the Western Tussock moth, its caterpillar, its cocoon and the insects and birds that love to eat them! As occasionally happens, due to warm dry weather, last year there was a heavier than…

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Meet Our Mellon Scholars!

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By Jocelyn Lambert with additional content from Diane Holcomb Four Foothill College students have started exciting internships at the museum this year through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarship in the Humanities Grant. Designed by Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, the grant funds a pathway program partnering with University of San Francisco. Scholarship recipients will complete a humanities certification through Foothill…

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Stunning Digital Photography Wins People’s Choice Award

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Visitors to our exhibition Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past had the opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art. We announced the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the closing ceremony on Sunday, October 7th. Artist Dotti Cichon won for her stunning digital photography, Phoenix Rising. And she sold the piece to Museum member and donor Don Gladstone….

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