Tag Archives: insects

On the Echinacea – What’s that Insect? Answers!

We wrap up pollinator week with one last challenge: can you identify the insects in the video? These hairy pollinators were buzzing around the Echinacea at Green Spring Gardens on Wednesday. Continue reading

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On the Echinacea – What’s that Insect?

This year, June 2oth is not only the summer solstice, but the beginning of Pollinator Week, created to advance public awareness of the significant environmental benefits provided by pollinators. This is the perfect opportunity to stroll through an MGNV demonstration or other public garden to enjoy the flowers and see how many different pollinators you can find. Stop and observe pollinators in action. Notice their characteristics and behavior. But most of all, appreciate their efforts and the many benefits that they provide. Continue reading

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Zika and Mosquito Control

VCE/Master Gardeners and our local jurisdictions and  are very serious about helping our community learn the best management practices for mosquito control in light of the current Zika health crisis. Attend one of these public education sessions and keep up on … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate National Pollinator Week – 15-21 June: Go Native!

National Pollinator Week – See how MGNV can help you “Go Native!” with pollinators. Continue reading

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Photographing the Tried and True Sheets: Part 2 – Capturing Flowers and Fruits

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener Part One of Photographing the Tried and True Sheets explored how best to capture the forms of plants and trees in photographs. You can read part one here! This week, a closer look at capturing … Continue reading

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Tick Season Arrives in Arlington and Alexandria

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ARLINGTON COUNTY OFFICE Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington VA 22206 Telephone 703-228-6400 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 28, 2014 Contact:  Kirsten Buhls, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, (kbuhls@vt.edu) Tick season arrived a little later this … Continue reading

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