McHenry County Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois Extension McHenry County master gardeners will host the seventh annual Farm Stroll from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Sept. 26.
As with all insects, spotted lanternfly has a life cycle that contains various stages of development. The adults can be found from July through December.
As schools welcome students back, many will open the cafeteria doors for the first time in nearly 18 months.
The fall decorating season is upon us. Youths will make beautiful custom wreaths in a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28 at the University of Illinois Extension Education Center and Community Teaching Kitchen, 944 First St., La Salle.
To a child, a dandelion is a magical thing. It’s one of the first plants we learn to recognize. The bright yellow flowers make cheerful bouquets, necklaces and crowns. The fluffy white seed heads become wishes when we squeeze our eyes shut and blow.
While it may seem like every insect out there is trying to eat your plants, not all the insects in the garden are pests. Fewer than 1% of all insects are considered pests. The vast majority are beneficial or benign.