Author: Ivette Lopez

Black Locust

Common Name:  Black Locust Scientific Name:   Robinia pseudoacacia Mature Height and Width: Hgt: 30-50 feet; Width: 20-35 feet  Cultural Requirements (Sun/Water/Soil Type):  Grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade, but avoid shady locations. Tolerates a wide range of soils including sandy or nearly barren ones. Drought tolerant. Bloom Time:  […]

Bug Out with UConn Extension

  UConn Extension is celebrating Bug Month from July 1 – 31 with virtual programs and resources for the entire family.   All ages are welcome to explore the activities dedicated to insects and their relatives. Bug Month virtual programs and resources are buzzing with the following: Answer a few questions to qualify for a […]

Confronting the ‘Insect Apocalypse’

A period of mass extinction threatens insects – and the humans and animals who depend on them. It’s not just bees and butterflies that are under threat: UConn entomologist and Professor David Wagner says all kinds of insects are at risk for “a death by a thousand cuts.” This is alarming, since insects play vital […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Lynn Keller

UConn CAHNR Extension typically holds Bug Week in July; however, this year Extension has designated July as Bug Month. The UConn Extension Master Gardeners and Master Gardener interns participate. Bug Month is an educational outreach activity that promotes insects in the environment ( Volunteers like Dr. Lynn Keller make this educational event fun and successful. […]