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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 20, 2019
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)
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.
When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
The spring equinox falls on March 19, 2020. When do all of the four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start? Here are your equinox and solstice dates for 2020—plus, the definition of the astronomical season versus the meteorological season.