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This snake earns its stripes as one of the most widely ranging snakes in the United States!

Published by Phyllis B. Smith / July 12, 2019

This common snake is present from the mountains to the sea in North Carolina and throughout most of North America. The yellow stripes running the length of the body were once thought to resemble “garters” which were worn around the leg to support stockings or socks in the days before elastic. This should provide a good hint to this snake’s true identity, which is often inaccurately pronounced as “garden” snake. Click on the photo to find out more.

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Look out for Spotted Lanternfly

Published by Mary Jac Brennan / July 11, 2019

Travelers to several northeastern states are being asked to take precautions against the spread of the highly destructive Spotted Lanternfly this summer.


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Improving Pastures Field Day Highlights Best Practices and Resources Available for Farmers

Published by Todd Luck / July 10, 2019

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center and the Forsyth Soil and Water Conservation District highlighted pasture best management practices and pasture evaluation services that it offers local farmers at its Improving Pastures Field Day held at Beth Tucker’s Farm in Kernersville.

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Going Green? Let this slender beauty provide enhanced pest control.

Published by Phyllis B. Smith / June 28, 2019

The protective coloration is a give-away to the identify of this snake. The solid green of the upper body offers a pleasing contrast to the yellow or white belly and provides camouflage among the dense vegetation where they live and hide. Can you name this snake? Click on the photo to find out more.


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Blueberry Season is Here!

Published by Mary Jac Brennan / June 24, 2019

Whether you are growing your own, buying at the farmers’ market, or planning to visit a pick-your-own operation, the blueberry harvest has begun. Here's tips on how to grow your own blueberries.

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Summer Adult Education Series 2019

Published by Leslie Peck / June 23, 2019

Join N.C. Cooperative Extension to learn about gardening through the Adult Education classes held at Tanglewood Park.

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