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    Fall: Time for a garden refresh

    AUBURN, Ala. - As autumn brings cooler temperatures to Alabama, it looks as if summer heat is on the way out. Pleasant weather has drawn many southern gardeners out to make lawn and garden updates. Whether it is general maintenance—like pruning branches—or raking fallen leaves...

    ACES: Watch out for Black Widow spiders this fall

    AUBURN, Ala. - Black Widow spiders are some of the most recognizable spiders. The shiny black body and red hourglass marking on the female spider are clear markers of this spider. This fall, whether working in the yard or cleaning out garages, watch out...

    WFF holding CWD information meeting at Wallace State Oct. 22

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - This fall, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) is hosting a series of public meetings throughout the state to provide information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), WFF’s CWD surveillance efforts in Alabama and how hunters can assist. CWD is...

    Complacency often leads to treestand, firearms accidents

    David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Hunter Education Program wants to teach old hunters new safety tricks. Actually, these are not new safety tricks, but experienced hunters seem to be failing to follow them,...

    Yellow Jackets most aggressive in fall

    AUBURN, Ala. – With fall just around the corner, the time when yellow jackets are at their most aggressive is fast approaching. To make matters worse, Alabama is experiencing unusually high yellow jacket populations this year. It’s important that people be on the lookout...

    Registration for sandhill crane season opens Sept. 4

    Registration for Alabama’s first sandhill crane hunting season in more than 100 years will open Sept. 4 and run until Sept. 25, 2019. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) will conduct a computer-controlled random draw of 400 sandhill crane hunting permits...

    Blue-green algae causes concern for dog owners

    AUBURN, Ala. - Blue-green algae has caused several cases of dog poisonings and deaths across the country. While poisonings from these algae are nothing new, in recent years problems have been worse. These reports have many pet owners wanting to know more about these...

    Freeze veggies to enjoy this fall and winter

    AUBURN, Ala. - From tomatoes to squash, summer is filled with a wonderful bounty of garden vegetables. Wouldn’t it be great to have these fresh vegetables all year long? Luckily, you can freeze fresh produce from the local markets or homegrown vegetables this summer...

    Seed saving 101

    Bethany A. O’Rear, regional horticulture agent for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System As our summer vegetable and flower gardens are winding down, why not get a head start for next year?  Seed saving is a great way to preserve those hard to find varieties...

    Lightning bugs: summer’s night light

    AUBURN, Ala. – Many southerners have fond memories of catching lightning bugs on a summer’s night. The fascination surrounding these insects always invoke curious questions. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System professional provides some of the basic information on lightning bugs. Lightning bug or firefly? It is...

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