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Information on landscaping for wildlife, including the importance of home gardening, attracting beneficial insects, gardening for birds, natural landscaping and preventing deer damage. Tips on poisonous plants, rain gardens and bird feeder lessons.
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Garden Sense Symposium 2020
Garden Sense Symposium 2020 - News News

Garden Sense Symposium 2020

12/30/2019

What can gardeners do in January? Attend the annual Garden Sense Symposium. It’s an opportunity to cast off the winter blues and start learning, planning, and preparing for the upcoming growing season. More
Master Gardener Spring Series: Meet Your Backyard Birds
Master Gardener Spring Series: Meet Your Backyard Birds - Workshops Workshops
$8.00
Learn fun facts about the common backyard birds. More
Attracting Birds to Your Yard
Attracting Birds to Your Yard - Workshops Workshops

Attracting Birds to Your Yard

02/08/2020

Chambersburg, PA

Free
Make your backyard a sanctuary for native birds by learning how to create the perfect habitat. Attract an array of different bird species by learning what they like! More
Build a Window Birdhouse
Build a Window Birdhouse - Workshops Workshops
Gain a new perspective on all stages of bird nesting! Watch birds build their nests from start to finish, lay their eggs, and feed their young. More
Photo credit: Lyn Lang, Master Gardener, Allegheny County
Plan a Backyard Wildlife Habitat - Articles Articles
Basic steps you can take to make your garden a safe haven for beneficial wildlife. More
Monarchs and Native Plants
Monarchs and Native Plants - Workshops Workshops
Search for monarchs and learn about their lifecycle and their host plants at this workshop! More
USDA
Designing Your Own Raised Bed - Workshops Workshops
Raised beds are useful for many challenging gardening situations such as rocky soils and some pests - they also increase accessibility. More
Barred Owls
Barred Owls - Workshops Workshops
Learn about Barred Owl behaviors and how to spot them in nature. More
All About Bluebirds and Building a Bluebird House
All About Bluebirds and Building a Bluebird House - Workshops Workshops
Learn about attracting bluebirds to your yard and build a bird house with the Delaware County Master Gardeners! More
Argiope aurantia on web showing stabilimentum. Photo by Deisy Mendoza, WikiMedia
Yellow Garden Spider - Articles Articles

Yellow Garden Spider

Steve Jacobs

Yellow garden spiders are seen in gardens, tall weeds, and sunny areas with bushes and other supporting structures on which they build their large orb webs. More
For the Birds-Family Friendly
For the Birds-Family Friendly - Workshops Workshops
Learn easy, homemade ways of attracting birds to your backyard! More
Attracting Winter Birds
Attracting Winter Birds - Workshops Workshops
Learn how to invite and care for winter birds to your outdoor space. More
Photo credit: Debby Luquette
Fall-Migrating Monarchs - Articles Articles

Fall-Migrating Monarchs

Debby Luquette

The monarch butterfly is known for its long migration journey to Mexico. You can help support monarch populations by adding host plants and nectar sources to your garden. More
Lacewings are close relatives of dobsonflies and fishflies, all found within the insect order Neuroptera, also known as the net-winged insects. Photo: Amy Korman, Penn State
Promoting Beneficial Insects in the Landscape: Lacewings - Articles Articles
Lacewings get their name from the intricate net-like arrangement of veins on their wings. With the arrival of spring, lacewings are much more active in our landscapes. More
Cardinal Flower
Gardening for Birds - News News

Gardening for Birds

05/03/2017

Birds can be found everywhere – parks, lakes, forests, cities, even your own backyard; however, birds are finding our homes less and less appealing. More
Spiders Commonly Encountered In Pennsylvania and the Northeast
Spiders Commonly Encountered In Pennsylvania and the Northeast - Articles Articles
Spiders are beneficial animals that feed on arthropods, including insects. Spiders rarely bite people, and most species found in the world are harmless. More
Bird Feeder Composite
Bird Feeder Lessons - News News

Bird Feeder Lessons

03/06/2017

I decided to attract birds to my yard using bird feeders. I tried different feeder styles, food, and locations. Some worked well and some, well, didn’t work. More
Rain Gardens
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Rain Gardens

乐动体育注册 Tim Abbey, Constance Schmotzer

7:37

Learn about how to manage precipitation run-off and add to the aesthetic environment by building a suburban rain garden. More
Chickadees need more than 5000 caterpillars to feed one clutch
The Importance of Home Gardens - News News

The Importance of Home Gardens

01/28/2017

Today suburban landscapes are becoming the lifelines for plants and animals that have lost their native habitat to development. Wildlife is forced to depend upon our human-dominated landscapes for their continued survival. More
Scolia dubia on goldenrod / David Hill / platycryptus on flickr.com/CC BY 4.0
Blue winged wasp, Scolia dubia—is a real asset! - Articles Articles
Have you seen this wasp flying over the landscape about 12” above the ground, circling in a mass of its fellow wasps? More
Echinacea Diseases
Echinacea Diseases - Articles Articles

Echinacea Diseases

Gary W. Moorman, Ph.D.

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Echinacea diseases. More
Goldenrod (Solidago) Diseases
Goldenrod (Solidago) Diseases - Articles Articles

Goldenrod (Solidago) Diseases

乐动体育注册 Gary W. Moorman, Ph.D.

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Goldenrod (Solidago) diseases. More
Spring Plants that are Poisonous to Horses, Dogs and Barn Cats
Spring Plants that are Poisonous to Horses, Dogs and Barn Cats - Articles Articles
Many ornamental plants can be harmful to horses, dogs and barn cats. More
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum): Perennial Photo, Sandy Feather
Landscaping to Attract and Conserve Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
Beneficial insects are those that consume or parasitize insect pests. More
Wheel bug nymphs
Attracting Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
There are numerous insects that can be considered “beneficial.” More
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