Developing Habitats for Birds & Bees - Shared screen with speaker view
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Margaret Hudacko -she- -her-
Shortcut to pollinator scavenger hunt: https://go.ncsu.edu/beehunt/
Janice Levine Sitzes
Great pick-your-own organic blueberries at Herndon Hills Farm in Durham. https://herndonhillsfarm.com/
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Please discuss Doug Tallamy.
Liquidambars are sweetgums
Bravo! Well said!
Does spraying for mosquitoes affect other bugs/insects?
Does it kill them or repell them?
On mosquito spraying I just told the guy who was spraying I had honey bee colonies I didn’t mind going back to prison. That got the conversation started and we amicably came to an agreement not to spray near my hives and to spray in late afternoon.
The guy spraying was on my neighbor’s property.
Scavenger Hunt Participants: Your word of the day is "Garden" Don't forget to check out the rest of this week's Lunch & Learns for more words that will earn you additional entries! If you would like to join the scavenger hunt: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/169bGuXXy9cCvvQvt0k1_Fh1n22rhkneYRQv65c51yyQ/edit?ts=60cc313b
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Is it possible to put the links from the presentation slide in the chat?
@Cari - We will ask Debbie to share her powerpoint with all participants today so you will have access to that information :)
Here are the 3 from the previous slide
@brittany thank you!!!!
That was excellent!
What are your favorite native plant nurseries?
What is the bonus word for today?
I’m headed outside to rip my corrugated pipes off right now!
I hate having anything plastic in the garden anyway
I have long cringed at the way developers take down everything these days and build and (try to) plant in the subsoil. Clay makes terracotta pots. How can we encourage developers to keep topsoil in place and only dig where the foundation is to be placed? Or to develop on smaller area of large parcel and keep more natural buffers on the parcel?
Consult with your extension agents!
@Anne Margaret Braham... Exactly! I couldn't agree with you more!
I collect water for my plants and garden. But I have multiple screens over the barrels. In my other containers, I use dunks and solar powered aerators until the water is gone.
Speaking of pests! Do you have ideas for "squirrel management"? They love to dig up my bulbs, mess with other plants/flowers in the garden all. the. time.
Squirrels are smarter than people. Give up!
We get terrible chigger bites whenever we go into our yard in the summer. They itch for 2 weeks! What do you recommend for managing chiggers? We keep our yard mowed very short but also have natural area and gardens
I found a wasp nest but I can not kill them! what should I do??
Lol agree Roger — I have decided that squirrels count as wildlife too
I direct-sowed some monada from seed last fall and it just boomed this year
Thank you! I have a meeting to go to.
thank you to everyone for coming today! Don't forget we have 3 more events this week!
I’m a beekeeper and pollinator friendly gardener. I’ve planted 50+ species of trees, shrubs, and perennials in my yard. I will be glad to share plant lists and photos. Just send me an email email@example.com.
Removing chiggers from the ecosystem was one reason the native Americans burned the woods. Not easy to prescribed burn your yard. WE spray our boots and pant legs with Deet, but usually only have this problem when going into the woods.
Thank you for all the information.
Janice Levine Sitzes
Thank you for this discussion!
Yes! Voles too!
Thanks you for all your insights and ideas!
Stay tuned for bats tomorrow!
So helpful - Thank you