Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2012
Regional Report

Web Finds

The National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation encourages the protection of wildlife now and for the future. Their comprehensive website provides all kinds of information on wildlife conservation and education, including information on how to create a wildlife habitat in your own backyard.

Clever Gardening Technique

Bag Green Apples to Keep Pests at Bay
To prevent apple maggots from burrowing into the developing fruit, enclose each apple in a plastic sandwich bag that easily slips over the young green apple. Staple it shut to keep out the adult flies so they cannot deposit their eggs. Remove these protective bags when the apples start to color up later in summer. Though this is labor intensive, it is a nontoxic way to keep pests at bay.

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