The switch from Daylight Saving Time can be a bit frightening, with the thought of “losing” an hour of daylight looming ahead. Just as it began this spring, on the earliest date possible, Daylight Saving Time is ending as early as it can this fall.
Monthly archives for October, 2015
Our pollinators, particularly bees and monarch butterflies, need all the help they can get. An upcoming event at Cornell College in Mount Vernon will draw attention to their plight. Mike Bianco, a visiting artist at Cornell, is holding a workshop on how to make “seed bombs” to help encourage pollination. The event, in room 313 […]
CEDAR RAPIDS — Greene Square Park, residents of Cedar Rapids (hopefully) know, is named for one of the city’s founders, Judge George Greene, and isn’t a misspelling of the word “green.” Still, it was nice to have that pocket of green in the middle of the city, where warm days would bring out downtown workers […]
Given the other infestations in Iowa, it was only a matter of time before the emerald ash borer was detected in Cedar Rapids. A member of Iowa’s emerald ash borer team discovered live larvae on an ash tree at an Interstate 380 rest area in southern Cedar Rapids, state officials announced this morning.
UPDATE (Oct. 18, 2015) Nile Dusdieker sent this information about the results of the People’s Choice Award: Over 650 people attended the Fourth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show at Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids over the past weekend. The attendees voted for their favorite orchid display and race was very tight. Eastern Iowa Orchid Society […]