Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden


Bring in the Wildlife

We all love wildlife, except for maybe the pesky squirrels. But having butterflies and birds, possums and raccoons adds such a wonderful dimension to the garden and landscape. In most cases, they will come to just about any area with vegetation. But we...
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Web Finds

Natural Resources Conservation Services Natural Resources Conservation Services may seem a daunting website at first because there...


Bringing Ecological Principles into Your Yard If you have any interest whatsoever in planting and maintaining an ecologically sound wildlife...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead Perennials
  • Pick off Blighted Leaves
  • Pick off Diseased Vegetables
  • Mow Daylilies
  • Butterfly Time

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