While superstorm Sandy sent most people running for shelter wherever they could find it, bird enthusiasts rushed outdoors as soon as possible to scan the skies for birds that usually don't visit their neighborhoods.
November 17th is the next scheduled work day for the Licking River Greenway and Trails, an ambitious Northern Kentucky effort to create an urban greenway from the mouth of the Licking River to the I-275 loop.
Conservation and Natural Resources Scholarships are available to students in the fields of natural resource conservation, forestry, soil science, ecology, wildlife science or agriculture. The Campbell County Conservation District will award up to three $1,000 scholarships named for the late W. Robert Ellis, to students who are Campbell County residents. High school students planning to enter college, as well as students currently attending college, are eligible to apply. Applications must be postmarked or submitted to the district office by Friday, January 25, 2013.
Save water and promote healthy trees with a quick sprinkle of wood chips, sawdust or other mulch material. Mulch is a thin layer of ground bark, compost, sawdust, grass clippings and leaves placed on soil. It cools the earth below and holds in moisture, decreasing the amount of watering you have to do (typically hundreds of gallons a year). Mulch helps protect tree roots, and the organic variety provides valuable fertilizer as they break down over time. They also cut down in the number of weeds that can compete with your trees, meaning you don’t have to use chemicals. The few weeds tha