It’s time to think outside the cave! When people think of bats, they usually think of cave dwellers. There are 13 bat species endemic to Illinois, and most of them never use caves or use the cave only part of the year.
Join University of Illinois Extension Specialist Joyce O’Keefe on September 9 at 6:00 PM for an informative Zoom program about bats and how to attract them to your backyard.
Register minikurl.com/v44depmv. If you have any questions at 815-933-8337 or by email, contact the University of Illinois Extension Kankakee Master Naturalist Program coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org.
plant propagation workshop
HILLSBORO, Illinois — Get involved Andrew Holsinger, University of Illinois Extension horticultural educator, for a class on plant propagation at the Montgomery County Extension office, #1 Industrial Park Drive, Hillsboro, 10:00 am to September 7 noon,
You will learn techniques for successfully propagating plants, including how to propagate from cuttings and leaves.
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The value of trade by water in the three-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri is enormous. The heart of the Corn Belt handles enough cargo tonnage to rank as the equivalent of the largest inland port in the country.
A free online webinar will discuss the establishment of Illinois Waterway, which handles more than 34 million tons of cargo ships each year, as an integrated US Port Statistics Area by the US Center for Merchant Marine Statistics.
by taking Global Trade Journal To recognize the Illinois Waterway as a Top 50 Power Port, the ports of the Heart of the Corn Belt can collectively be considered the largest inland port in the country, handling more than 47 million tons of cargo annually. Recognition will make rural Illinois more competitive for direct and indirect investment opportunities.
The webinar starts at noon on September 9th. minikurl.com/y9s5nube.
Tree ID Walk
CHARLESTON, Ill. — Join Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator Sarah Vogel. Tree ID Walk From 10 a.m. to September 8 at the Lake Charleston Pavilion, Charleston. You will learn tree characteristics and improve your tree identification skills.
Register minikurl.com/p3e57akd or call 217-345-7034.
Be sure to dress for the weather as this is an outdoor activity. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring a walking stick. In case of severe weather, this event will be cancelled.
STERLING, Ill. — Join Whiteside County master gardeners and discover the secrets of mulching, including the reasons for mulching in the fall, how much mulch to apply, the different types of mulch, and which one is best for your garden.
Workshop 10. For September 8 at noon at the Whiteside County Extension office, 12923 Lawrence Road, Sterling.
Social distancing rules will be followed and masking will be mandatory for the program. Register go.illinois.edu/whitesidemulching or call Mary Nelson at 815-632-3611.
Soils, climate and carbon
The Soils, Climate and Carbon online program will be on September 9 from 13:00 to 15:00. Carbon storage is a hot topic. Some soils contain large amounts of carbon, mostly in the form of organic matter. Soils also have the ability to quickly store additional amounts of carbon, but can easily lose it.
Extension Trainer Duane Dating He discusses why Midwest soils contain large amounts of organic matter, changes that have occurred over the past 150 years, and how carbon in the form of organic matter can be increased in these soils.
Field tips for a safe harvest
Harvest is a busy time for agricultural producers in Illinois. The risk of injury, burnout and stress increases during the busy season. To join Illinois Aggressiveness and Illinois Farm Bureau 9 at noon on an online webinar to learn about important considerations for safety and health during harvest.