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The July 2019 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is free on-line

Feature article: Nebraska’s Bad Buzz: What You Need to Know About Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County 2018 Highlights

Cherry Creek Habitat Weather Station
Weather Underground PWS KNELINCO97

Live Web cam view: Cherry Creek Habitat

Upcoming Events
Weather Challenges Keep Coming

Even though El Niño conditions have a limited impact on our region in the summer, it tilts the odds towards wet and cool, which we already had plenty of this spring. Areas are always at risk for “flash” droughts during the summer season, so monitoring conditions is still necessary. Read Weather Challenges Keep Coming.

Summertime Snacking With Salsa

Nothing says summer more than fresh salsa! Eating fruits and veggies in a variety of colors — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white and brown make for a pretty plate and an even better palate of nutrients for good health. Learn more about Snacking With Salsa.

Check Landscape Plants for Bagworms

Bagworm larvae hatched in late May and have been feeding on plant material for over a month. They are about half of their mature size. Take a walk through your landscape or windbreak and check all your landscape plants, especially spruce and junipers. Read Check Landscape Plants for Bagworms.

Block Play Encourages Children’s Development in Multiple Areas

Merriam-Webster defines a block as a lightweight, usually cubical, and solid wooden or plastic building toy, which is usually provided as a set. Blocks are brain builders and playing with blocks supports and encourages children's development. Read more about how blocks are brain builders!

Good Farmer to Great Manager

Good Farmer to Great Manager record-keeping classes will teach farmers and ranchers to keep accurate records for their operations. The class will be held at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln on Thursday, July 18, 1–5 p.m. and Friday, July 19, 8 a.m.–noon. Register for Good Farmer to Great Manager

Greener Town Grant Applications Due Aug. 31

Are you ready to make a change to beautify your community, neighborhood, school or fairgrounds? Now is the time to consider applying for a Greener Towns grant to help fund your project. Municipalities, city departments, schools or parent-teacher organizations, neighborhood associations, garden clubs, non-profit organizations and other community organizations can apply. Learn more about applying for a Greener Town Grant.

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