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  • Sedum flower.

    Flowers throughout the year

    Published on May 1, 2019

    The best habitats for bees have flowering plants rich in nectar and pollen throughout the growing season. Survey your yard and garden to see when flowers are abundant and when they are scarce.

  • Pipevine swallowtail butterfly.

    Better habitat for bees

    Published on May 1, 2019

    In general, herbs and garden perennials are good for bees, while most annual bedding plants are less attractive to them.

  • Pollinator-friendly flowers.

    Factors that threaten pollinator health

    Published on May 1, 2019

    Most researchers agree that a combination of factors is causing declines in bee and pollinator populations, including loss of habitat or flowers that provide pollen and nectar, pesticide exposure, parasites and pathogens.

  • Photo 1. Oak wilt symptoms. A) Dying red oak showing foliar wilt symptoms. B) Crack in the bark indicating mycelial mat presence. C) Nitidulid beetle visiting a mycelial mat. D) Gray spore containing mycelial mat and pressure pad. Photos: Monique Sakalidis

    Worried about oak wilt?

    Published on April 5, 2019

    Remember the no prune dates of April 15 – July 15 to reduce the chance of oak wilt infection.

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