Via the Northern Illinois Native Plant Gardeners group on Facebook, the Illinois Extension has a new site for pollinator gardens.
“Illinois Pollinators, illinoispollinators.org, is a free website devoted to everything pollinators. From different types of pollinator species to the step-by-step process of starting a pollinator garden or attractive habitat, the site is a one-stop resource for those looking to make an impact on the pollinator population.”
Reading You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir by Maggie Smith, and she mentions that at one point she and her husband moved to Bexley, Ohio, “being the only city in the country designated as an arboretum. So many trees, some of them pines. So many pinecones.”
Today is the grand opening of the CHaRM center, the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials for those of you living in Cook County, IL. Located in South Holland, it will accept electronics, appliances, styrofoam packing materials, clothing, and more.