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Summer Blooming Tree Choices Suggested by Iowa State University

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Summer Blooming Tree Choices Suggested by Iowa State University

 

"Spring often gets all the attention when it comes to flowers, especially flowering trees. Yet, there are several tree species that bloom in early to late summer.  In addition to their late bloom, these trees have other ornamental features that make them deserving of a spot in your landscape," writes Cindy Haynes, Iowa State University Department of Horticulture. Credit goes to Cindy Haynes, Horticulture and Home Pest News, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Natural Areas Give Stink Bug Enemies Places To Hide

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Natural Areas Give Stink Bug Enemies Places To Hide

 

The brown marmorated stink bug from Asia began invading the United States in the 1990s. Samurai wasps are from the same region of Asia as the stink bugs, and are the stink bugs' natural enemies. It appears that samurai wasp populations increase when natural areas around the margins of croplands are allowed to proliferate, thus providing hiding places for the wasps to hide.

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Insect-eating Pitcher Plants Will Eat Salamanders, Too

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Insect-eating Pitcher Plants Will Eat Salamanders, Too

 

Pitcher plants are known to eat insects and spiders, but researchers in Canada have discovered that they will eat small vertebrates, like salamanders.

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Tis The Season For Lyme Disease

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Tis The Season For Lyme Disease
You've got to be aware of the danger of Lyme disease. It's carried by deer ticks, and deer ticks are active during warmer weather in many parts of the country.

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The US Postal Service Celebrates Cactus Flowers

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The US Postal Service Celebrates Cactus Flowers
The U.S. Postal Service celebrated the beauty of cactus flowers with 10 new stamp designs. If you like to grow cacti, and you think you might like to collect stamps, buy some.

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