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Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

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Trees & Utilities

This new North Carolina Urban Forest Council publication by NC State University’s Dr. Barb Fair is a wonderful resource …

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June Garden News

With June has come hotter, dryer weather. Even though we might get short storms and pop-up showers, rainfall this …

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Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

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Garden News - May 2019

Vegetable Gardens If you haven’t already planted your vegetable garden, now is a great time to do it. The soil …

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April 2019 Garden News

April is a busy month in the garden. The weather is warming up, early-flowering shrubs and trees such as …

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