Tar spot affects maple leaves in WNY; is there anything you can do about it?

October 28, 2014
Tar spot affects maple leaves in WNY; is there anything you can do about it?

by Connie Oswald Stofko You may have noticed black circles on the maple leaves in your neighborhood. That’s called tar spot  because it looks like drops of tar were dripped onto the leaves. Tar spot is caused by a fungus and attacks mostly sugar maples, but can affect other maples as well, said Carol Ann...
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Be a citizen scientist in Western New York: Help track squirrels & birds, take a survey & more

October 28, 2014
Be a citizen scientist in Western New York: Help track squirrels & birds, take a survey & more

You don’t have to have a college degree to help advance scientific learning in plant and nature topics. You can help scientists collect data on a number of local and national projects. Here are a few projects that might interest you. __________ Let scientists know where squirrels are & where they aren’t Take a...
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Name the next corpse flower at the Botanical Gardens & more updates

October 28, 2014
Name the next corpse flower at the Botanical Gardens & more updates

by Connie Oswald Stofko You can vote on your favorite name for the new corpse flower, which is currently is its leaf stage at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Gardens received thousands of suggestions and whittled them down to five: Cinder-Smella, Ichabod, Gomez, Seymorgue and Morticia. (I won’t tell you...
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Make miniature garden with holiday theme for yourself or as a gift at Mischler’s

October 28, 2014
Make miniature garden with holiday theme for yourself or as a gift at Mischler’s

Make a miniature garden with a holiday theme during hands-on workshops at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. These tabletop gardens make great gifts. They can serve as a centerpiece at a holiday party, brighten up a desk or reception area in an office or add cheer to a nursing home....
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