Monday, August 27, 2012

New Pesticide Website for Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has launched a new website to help educate the public about pesticides.

The website helps teach users about  common pests of the home, lawn and garden, along with the information about which options and practices best manage those pests.

There is a whole section on Integrated Pest Management which helps users to choose more environmentally friendly methods of dealing with garden pests.

Check it out!

Backyard Birds Presentation – September 8th

What: Backyard Birds Presentation

When: Saturday, September 8, 10AM-12:30PM

Where: 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek, MD

Birds can bring feathered fun — and free insect control — to a backyard garden. Join Accokeek Foundation for an introduction to the backyard birds of Maryland. From red-breasted robins to cheerful bluebirds, they will identify several common birds of Maryland and discuss how to attract them with shelter, water, and food—from seed and suet cakes to bird-friendly native plants.

Discussion will also cover  basic birding skills. Weather permitting, participants will take a guided trail walk. Participants will receive a copy of Bill Fenimore’s Backyard Birds of Maryland and other take-home materials.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, August 30, 2012.

Register Here: The Accokeek Foundation, 3400

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