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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Once the ground is covered by snow it's a great time to brush up on your tracking skills. Dress warmly, bring your binoculars and head out to find some animals! The best time to watch for wildlife is at dawn and dusk, but a patient tracker...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Cold, clear, winter nights are a great time to look up at the stars and learn some constellations! Current star maps are available on the Bell Museum’s web site and can be downloaded for free. There is also a free app for smartphones...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Ready to beat the winter doldrums? We've got a fantastic list of fun activities to keep you busy for the rest of Minnesota's longest season! Once a week for the next 12 weeks we will share a new nature activity for you to try, and we're...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Squirrels are constantly eating the seed I put out for birds in the winter. I have read one way to discourage squirrels is to add chili powder to birdseed. Is this safe for birds?   Squirrels are important, but frustrating animals in our...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   A simple DIY hydroponics system for growing lettuce and other greens   Are you looking for: A new winter hobby? Access to fresh greens or herbs throughout the winter? A fun project for kids? A unique holiday gift idea?   Hydroponic...
Pomegranates are an ancient fruit steeped in tradition that impress modern food enthusiasts thanks to their tart taste and various health benefits. Primarily in season in North America between September and February, pomegranates are typically stocked during the holiday season when they can be...
Christmas trees are an iconic symbol of the holiday season. Whether they are personal trees nestled in the corner of a living room for families to enjoy or towering evergreens serving as the focal point of a town square, Christmas trees are a wonder to behold. Many people have fond memories of time...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Winter is a good time for planning, reflection and thinking about the systems behind your farm's operation. What worked, what didn't, and what can be improved for next season?  What did your employees suggest for improvements? That review...
The end of the year marks a period of heightened festivity. Come the holiday season, homes and businesses are decorated and everyone seems to have an extra spring in their step. The sight of snowflakes, candy canes, evergreen wreaths, and Christmas trees can elicit nostalgia for happy holidays of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   By now your houseplants have been indoors for a while. Insect pests like our warm, dry homes. Take time this week to look closely at your houseplants for signs of pests like mealybugs, scale, and spidermites. Look for white cottony stuff,...

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