March 12, 2021
Celebrate the 13th Annual Day of Insects at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This year, due to COVID, DOI will be held in a hybrid fashion. There will be a limited number of spaces for people to sign up and attend in person at Reiman Gardens.
The warm temperatures last weekend has shortened the window to prune oak trees this year. Generally pruning oak trees from April to July exposes them to a high risk of contracting oak wilt, a serious disease that can infect and kill a range of oak species. Without a sustained cold streak soon, oak pruning is not recommended.
Butterflies and pollinators are fundamental to our ecosystem and way of life and just plain fun to see and observe. You can help support these colorful and important insects by selecting the plants they prefer.