Former Program Coordinator, Horticulture
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
More and more homeowners and gardeners are becoming aware of the threat that insecticides pose to pollinators and they are taking steps to reduce the use of these chemicals on their property. Seeing this same trend among organizations such as government agencies, schools, hospitals, and businesse...
Monday, June 22, 2015
Rain Gardens are a delightful solution to standing water problems in your yard and excessive runoff to the storm sewer. A rain garden is typically a smaller garden in a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. The garden holds the water for a short time allowing it to be absorbed into the soil. Plants are selected based on their ability to withstand the ext...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
June 15-21 is National Pollinator Week and there are numerous activities happening in the Champaign-Urbana area celebrating our pollinators. Why not pick one or two to participate in. And don't forget to visit the University of Illinois Pollinatarium where children of all ag...
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Help create a snapshot in time of bee species in Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio by participating in BeeBlitz on June 21, 2015 during National Pollinator Week . As you may be aware, BeeSpotter is a citizen science project to track bee populations in order to help scientists better understand bee demographics. Participation as a citize...