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    • Illinois counties gain new Master Gardener trainees

      Illinois counties gain new Master Gardener trainees

      Clinton Herald· 1 day ago

      — The University of Illinois Extension in Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside counties graduated six new Master Gardener trainees recently: Sheila Carey, Terry Durham, and Debbie Thormahlen of Whiteside ...

    • Assassin fly babies have ‘Swiss army knife’ mouths

      Assassin fly babies have ‘Swiss army knife’ mouths

      Science· 4 days ago

      Australia’s splendid assassin fly (Blepharotes splendidissimus) earns its fearsome moniker. About the size of a bottle cap and sporting a similar metallic luster, they ambush butterflies and ...

    • Opinion | Why we miss the wasps

      Opinion | Why we miss the wasps

      NBC NEWS· 5 days ago

      The nostalgia flowing since the documented collapse of our insect populations has many wellsprings: Childhood memories of meadows filled with butterflies, the usual belated media fondness for ...

    • 4-H Annual Taffy Pull is Hands-on Class

      Vernal Express· 10 hours ago

      Young helpers and adults alike created Oreo Truffles; Twix Bars; Crockpot Candy; and the star of the show, cool pulled Taffy. “Salt water taffy, when pulled, is really hot,” said Traci Frost ...