News & Information
The free October 2016 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is now on-line
This month's feature: "Legends of the Fall: Accidental and Occasional Invaders". Find this article and more here.
Cherry Creek Habitat Weather Station
Can You Eat Your Jack-O’-Lantern Pumpkin?
Young children can enjoy creating jack-o’-lanterns by decorating pumpkins using markers. They can be creative and at the same time, you have a pumpkin that is still safe to use in recipes. Learn more and find delicious pumpkin recipes
Nebraska Ag Climate Update -September 2016
Over the last 30 days, the state ranged from less than a half inch in some locations to more than 10 inches in others. View the September Ag Climate Update
Are You Interested in 4-H? Come to 4-H Information Night October 6Join us at 4-H Information Night on October 6, 6 p.m. Find out how youth ages 5-18 can join 4-H in Lancaster County, Nebraska. We also need adult volunteers who want to help youth. Learn more about 4-H Information Night. You can also fill out an on-line interest form
Give Your Garden Soil a Boost!
Fall is a good time for improving your garden soil. Add manure, compost and leaves to increase the organic matter content. Learn more about composting and find information about a free composting demonstration on October 15, 10 a.m. at Pioneers Park Nature Center’s backyard composting demonstration area. Visit here
Bed bugs are still #1
Last week, Jody Green, Extension Educator Urban Entomology reported most clientele questions, calls and identifications still center on bed bugs. Pantry pests were a close second. We have resources available on-line to help. Be sure to contact our local extension office for information on pests found in your area. You can also visit Insects, Spiders, Mice & More
Financial Security: Children and Money
If you shop with a list, your children will probably shop with a list. If you always spend money before it is earned, you may have a hard time teaching children to save. Children learn from observing you and others in the grocery store, post office, bank, toy store, mall, and home. Free On-line Course to Help Children, Teens and College Students learn how to manage money