Ryan Pankau

Ryan Pankau

In the Garden | Beetles are back

Last week, I noticed the first of an annual pest in our area that is always unwelcome to anyone that gardens.

In the Garden | Roll out welcome mat for pollinators

Eleven years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the designation of a week in June as National Pollinator Week, marking a huge step in recognizing both the value of our pollinators and the plight they have faced nationwide.

In the Garden | Fighting invasive plants

Visitors to the downtown Champaign area last month may have noticed an odd addition to the One Main Development landscaping. Over the course of May, an increasing number of mysterious white trees appeared out of nowhere. Who placed these ghost trees? Where did they come from?