Fayette County Extension

GROUNDHOG DAY

Feb 2, 2015 Punxsutawney Phil says there are six more weeks of winter ahead for the northern folks. Phil, the groundhog, saw his shadow this morning in Punxsutawney, PA. As for our Lilburn, Georgia groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, he says “Bring on Spring” for us southerners. What a fine groundhog…
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The Monarchs Fly Away

Our monarchs are on the way to Mexico!  Out of our 16, all but one hatched successfully over the course of 3 days. You can tell the day before one is going to hatch.  The chrysalis begins to turn translucent and the wings are visible.  Immediately before the butterfly emerges,…
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Pear Crisp

It is definitely fall!  Apples and pears are in season now and there are so many amazing recipes!  One of our Master Gardeners was nice enough to bring some pears to the office recently.  Here’s what we made with ours. Pear Crisp We used this Pear Crisp recipe from Martha…
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Giant Moths

This is about as intimidating as a caterpillar can be.  Although totally harmless, Hickory Horned Devil caterpillars look ferocious, with giant horns covering their head and smaller spikes on their bodies.  They’re also massive, growing up to 6 inches easily. When they get angry, the caterpillar will swing its spiked head back…
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Monarch Mayhem

The fascination with the little guys is understandable.  While other butterflies live only a few days or weeks, monarchs somehow travel a few thousand miles south and live to make it back in the spring!  We were naturally thrilled when we saw our first in early September and even more…
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