7 surprising solstice facts, celebrate pollinator week, summer forecast

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 20, 2019

bee and flower
It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
The dew that lay upon the morning grass;
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling, and its shade
Scarce cools me. All is silent, save the faint
And interrupted murmur of the bee,
Settling on the sick flowers, and then again
Instantly on the wing.

–William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

 
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Solstice Facts You May Not Know

7 Facts About the June Solstice
If you ask friends what happens on the summer solstice (this Saturday), they’re likely to say it’s the longest day of the year. But let’s learn something new. Bob Berman lists 7 cool (or, is it “hot”?) solstice facts. See how many you know!
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Summer 2019 Forecast

2019 Summer Forecast: Hotter Temps Out West, Rain for Others
Summer officially begins this Friday, June 21, and it’s shaping up to be another hot one—for some of us, at least. Read our 2019 Summer Weather Forecast to see what the season’s got in store for your area!
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Celebrate Pollination Week

10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing pollinators remain in steep decline, let’s get straight to what we can do about it. Fortunately, it’s been proven that regular homeowners can achieve a great deal! Here are 10 ideas to help pollinators from home—from simply adding wildflowers to decreasing pesticides.
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Why We Have Four Seasons

When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
When do all of the four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start and end? Here are your equinox and solstice dates for 2020 and 2021—plus, learn the difference between an astronomical season and a meteorological season.
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