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Bark: Get to Know Your Trees
The traits typically used to describe trees—leaves, twigs, and buds—are often hard to see or seasonally absent. Join Michael for an exploration of bark, which is always visible, in any season. As you hone your perceptive abilities you will learn about a system for identifying tree species by their bark, and discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist. Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel? Why does bark look and grow in the ways it does? Michael has bark slides for all of the native and naturalized tree species in our region, so participants can ask about trees that they are interested in. More
Starts Starts: 6/30/2022 3:30 PM
Ends Ends: 6/30/2022 5:30 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 7 open seats left
Attracting and Protecting Monarch Butterflies
Monarchs, the once plentiful beauties of yard and field, have suffered habitat loss so great that their numbers in recent years have dwindled to 10% of their peak population. They are called the ‘poster child’ for pollinator habitat protection, owing to their beauty and the remarkable feat of their annual migration to Mexico and back. Protecting Monarchs leads us to a wider awareness of the fragility of insect populations, the steady assault on their numbers through the indiscriminate use of pesticides, and the vital role that diverse native species play in keeping our planet healthy. In this workshop you’ll learn about how to attract a bevy of egg-laying Monarchs to your garden, how to raise the odds by raising the eggs into hungry Monarch caterpillars, and finally, healthy adult Monarchs to release, as well as some tips on how to grow a variety of different milkweed species to help them thrive. More
Starts Starts: 7/12/2022 3:00 PM
Ends Ends: 7/12/2022 5:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 14 open seats left
NOTE: ONLY certified MGs may register. Interns may view the presentation at a later date. This class is a requirement to maintain active status as a UConn Certified Master Gardener.

Tick-associated diseases, mainly Lyme disease, are increasing, new diseases are being discovered, and various tick species are expanding their geographic range posing an increasing risk to the public. Ticks can be acquired outdoors around the home or during recreational activities, the risk of which will increase with warmer weather. Dr. Stafford will briefly cover the ticks, tick-borne disease incidence, basic tick biology, and then review various environmental methods for tick-bite prevention and tick control. He will also highlight some of the barriers to effective tick management and tick-bite prevention in the United States. 

Hot Topics will be presented in an online, interactive session and will be available for viewing for those who can’t attend the live session.
Starts Starts: 7/28/2022 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 7/28/2022 1:00 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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Status Status: 291 open seats left
LMG2022 - Statewide
Registration and payment to reinstate your status as an Active Master Gardener for 2022. This is NOT a class. Your county coordinator will provide the access code to register. More
Starts Starts: 9/30/2022 9:00 AM
Ends Ends: 9/30/2022 9:00 AM
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Status Status: 36 open seats left
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