Last Modified on August 8, 2018
Something Bugging You... in the Garden?
What do Miller moths have to do with Grizzlies?
In “Something Bugging You… In the Garden?” Scott Schell, UW Assistant Entomologist,
gives us the big picture view of insects and their sometimes surprising roles in
our landscapes. (1 hour, 2 parts)
Includes pertinent information on:
· A couple of newer pests to Wyoming
· The type of mosquito that carries West Nile Virus and how a hot, dry summer
could affect them in normally cooler areas of the state
· An early season control strategy for wasps in your yard
· Releasing beneficial lady bugs
Weston County Community Garden
The District continued it’s work at the Weston County Community Garden located at the Weston County Senior Center. The garden continues to be supported financially by the WCNRD, City of Newcastle, Weston County Senior Center, and with grants from the Wyoming Community Foundation. Labor for expansion and regular maintenance has been provided by the WCNRD and the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp. This year with grant funds the garden added a shaded picnic area for the gardeners.
Spaces are available for the 2018 growing season. Come on out and learn how to grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables. Our organic community garden is great for the avid gardener to the beginner. Fees start for as little as $5.
Applications are available at the Weston County Senior Services office during regular business hours.
Interesting in raising vegetables? These three new video clips can help you get started!
· Beginning a vegetable garden from seed
· Transplanting vegetable plants into the garden
· Watering your vegetable garden
You can view them at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJTMvZnFykYK81EA9hQmU3QlFj05HUJaW
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Pollinators Resources Guide
The University of Wyoming Small Acreage Outreach Program has added a Pollinator Resources Guide to the Barnyards an Backyards WEB site. The pollinators resources guide page can be accessed here and it contains individual links to the sections in the guide. The guide, “Promoting Pollinators On Your Place A Wyoming Guide”, can be downloaded here, but be warned that it is quite large pdf file of 94 pages (38mb).