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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