Birdland has been cool and mild. Hurricanes in the east and in the Gulf have sent the prairie this lovely weather, so there is sadness blowing in on these cool breezes. We think of friends who evacuated from New Orleans and friends in Brooklyn who had to decide between running downstairs to …

In recent weeks, University of Illinois Extension has received reports of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) spottings across central Illinois.

Roadside plantings of pollinator habitats can present some risk of insect mortality from passing traffic, but the benefits outweigh the risks.

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After being given the right amount of time and space to get established, my native Culver's root plants are tall and beautifully buzzing with tiny pollinators.

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All aspects of tree care are going to be increasingly important to ensure a healthy and diverse urban forest as communities adapt to our changing climate.

In the heat of July, it seems out of place to consider fall frost, but it is an important detail for vegetable gardeners planning a fall garden.

As this summer continues to bring ample rainfall, it’s easy to become somewhat complacent with watering, but it’s a good bet that rainfall amounts will wain in the coming months.

The next few months can be critical for woody plants struggling to become established in their new planting location, and the water we provide can really make the difference.

Aster yellows is a somewhat uncommon disease in Illinois with several species involved in transmission to a wide range of host plants, including quite a few vegetable crops, as well as a large swath of ornamental plants.

Many plants with potentially harmful effects are quite prevalent in the environment and many of us go about our daily lives completely unaware.

Many plants with potentially harmful effects are quite prevalent in the environment and many of us go about our daily lives completely unaware.

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