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Stoke’s aster, poppy mallow, and geranium.

Two Pollinator Garden Tours in July!

The month of July presents two opportunities to learn about creating pollinator habitat! Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will …

A rainy Pollinator Day.

Photos from the 11th Annual Pollinator Day

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association teamed up to hold their 11th Annual …

Blanketflower, downy wood mint, and phlox.

Three Pollinator Garden Tours in June!

The month of June presents three opportunities to learn about creating pollinator habitat! Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will …

Wheel bug nymphs emerging.

Birth of an Assassin Bug!

The wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, is North Carolina’s largest assassin bug. It gets its name from the prominent spiny …

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