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Swarm Season Is Here!

Swarm season is here! A lot of people panic when they see bees. They assume “swarm” means “attack” or …

Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop

Hello Everyone, Please see information below on the Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop. Early bird registration for the workshop ends …

Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

Beech blight aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) on a beech twig. Photo:SD Frank

Beech Blight Aphids

You might notice twigs on beech trees covered in a woolly sleeve. Get closer and it will begin to …

Oak lace bug adults, nymphs, and eggs on the underside of an oak leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Oak Lace Bug Damage

Oak lace bugs (Corythucha arcuata), like other lace bugs, cause stippling on leaves. Oak lace bugs, of course, feed …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

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Owls

Owls play an important role in the balance of forest and open land environments. This …

5 hours agoWorking With Wildlife
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Hummingbirds and Butterflies

This publication describes how you can transform your backyard into an area that welcomes nectar-seekers, …

1 day agoWorking With Wildlife

Preserving the Past - A Guide for North Carolina Landowners

As a landowner, you probably know of your responsibility to protect and preserve soil productivity, …

1 day agoWoodland Owner Notes
Figure 1. Wood duck nest box construction.

Wood Duck

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover and home range of the wood duck. It …

2 days agoWorking With Wildlife
Figure 1. Drawing of an eriophyid mite.

Rosette Bud Mite on Fraser Fir

This publication describes the control of the rosette bud mite, a mite that destroys the …

2 weeks agoChristmas Tree Notes

White-Tailed Deer

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the white-tailed …

2 weeks agoWorking With Wildlife
Figure 1. Songbird box.

Building Songbird Boxes

This publication discusses how to successfully build, install and maintain nest boxes for songbirds.

2 weeks agoWorking With Wildlife
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Snags and Downed Logs

This publication describes creating and protecting snags (standing dead or dying trees) and downed logs …

2 weeks agoWorking With Wildlife