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WI Bee Identification Guide

Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, Leeafcutter Bees, Small Carpenter Bees, Sweat Bees and the list goes on… download this pdf to see pictures and descriptions – WI BEE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

Spring Brings Tent Caterpillars

By Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Educator, UW-Extension At this time of year, we often see large webs forming in trees, and close inspection will reveal that these webbed “tents” are filled with small caterpillars.  The tents, and the caterpillars inside, will get bigger as spring progresses.  These are “Eastern Tent Caterpillars”, which are native to Wisconsin.  […]

De-Icing Salts and Landscapes Don’t Mix

By Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Educator UW-Extension With winter cold comes icy and slippery walkways and driveways. While we need to clear surfaces of ice for safety’s sake, we also need to be aware of the negative impacts deicing materials can have. The most common de-icing product is sodium chloride—ordinary table salt or rock salt. Salt […]

Grow Fresh, Nutritious Microgreens Indoors all Winter. Here’s How.

Microgreens are baby plants, that are highly nutritious and tasty, not to mention pretty!Check out this PDF on Microgreens for examples of what you can grow as well as how!   For more information and resources, check out the Western Wisconsin Horticulture website!


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