Fayette County Extension

Mean Menancing Microbes

Microorganisms are everywhere!  Lucky they’re not all mean and menancing.  But you have to keep watch for the ones that are, especially this time of year.  This is the lesson we teach to 5th graders at 4-H school programs in October, but we also use it throughout the year because…
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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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Master Gardener Class Set for 2014

The Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program is a wonderful way to work  with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.  The mission of this program is to assist the county agent with community outreach through the development of education programs, demonstrative gardens, and community service events. We are really excited…
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Got Poptabs?

We collect poptabs year round, recycle them and donate the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House.  If you have a stash of them at your house we would love to take them off of your hands!  You can drop them off at our Fayette County Extension Office!  Last year Georgia…
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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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Monarch Mayhem Part 2

Our caterpillars have all pupated!  The monarch chrysalis is beautiful, a pale green with gold trim.  Sparkly gold, not flat and dull. This is what they look like right before they transform.  This photo was taken Friday. The others all pupated over the weekend.  It took about 8 days from…
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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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