Outdoors

Box Elder Bugs — Everything You Need To Know

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Box elder bugs may be small, but they can become a significant nuisance to gardeners and homeowners alike. These sap-sucking insects, which are particularly attracted to box elder trees, may gather in large numbers, cause damage to plants, and invade the interiors of homes. Here is everything you need to know, including how to manage bug

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How to Winterize Lawn Mower And Outdoor Power Equipment

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As you finish up your last lawn mowing of the season, you might be tempted to wheel your mower into the shed and forget about it for the next five or six months. Not so fast! Before putting your outdoor power equipment into hibernation, give them a little TLC and they’ll pay you back when you

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Honey Bees Need Your Help!

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Honey bees need help. They are one of nature’s busiest … well, bees. It’s said that a single honeybee visits up to 100 flowers during a single foraging trip. But if you’ve noticed fewer of these fuzzy, buzzy creatures zooming around, it’s because they’re taking more sick days than ever before. Scientists have diagnosed their

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The Notorious Spotted Lanternfly: How To Slow The Spread

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You have most likely seen or heard of the notorious Spotted Lanternfly that is destroying crops and fruit trees nationwide. There are a couple of simple ways that you can help slow the spread. One way is to destroy their eggs in the fall (before they hatch in May). Learn what signs to look for

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Learn More About Hummingbird moths

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Dear FA Members: Your overwhelming response to our story on hummingbird moths inspired us to tell you even more about them! Read on to learn more fun facts about these fascinating creatures! (If you have not seen our first article on this topic with nearly 2,000 user-submitted photos and comments, find it here.) Please comment

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Why Having A Fall Bird Feeder Is Great For Birds

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A fall bird feeder with healthy, reliable food can help birds stay healthy and migrate more successfully! (Even hummingbirds!) Below are six frequently asked questions and answers. Read on and use this important information to feel confident as you offer the best nutrition for every feathered friend that flocks to your bird feeder! 1) Do

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