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Salticus scenicus female
Zebra Jumper - Articles Articles

Zebra Jumper

Steve Jacobs

This spider, originally from Europe and Asia, is found sporadically from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, south to Georgia, and westward to Colorado. More
Araneus saevus male
Fierce Orbweaver - Articles Articles

Fierce Orbweaver

Steve Jacobs

Araneus saevus is found from Canada into the northern United States. It can be seen in forested areas and suburbia with mature landscape plantings. More
Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org
Woodlouse Hunter Spider - Articles Articles

Woodlouse Hunter Spider

Steve Jacobs

The woodlouse hunter spider preys on pill bugs or sow bugs (order Isopoda) and derives its common name from the British common name for these crustaceans. More
Micrathena gracilis female
Spined Micrathena - Articles Articles

Spined Micrathena

Steve Jacobs

This small spider is commonly encountered in wooded locations, including landscaped residential and suburban locales. More
Herbert A. 'Joe' Pase III, Texas A&M Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Yellow Garden Spider - Articles Articles

Yellow Garden Spider

Steve Jacobs

Yellow garden spiders are seen in gardens, tall weeds, and sunny areas with bushes and other supporting structures on which they build their large orb webs. More
Winter Sowing Seeds for Preschoolers
Winter Sowing Seeds for Preschoolers - Workshops Workshops

Winter Sowing Seeds for Preschoolers

02/09/2019

Chambersburg, PA

$10.00
Teach your preschoolers how to sow seeds in the winter using recycled containers! More
Home Gardening School
Home Gardening School - Workshops Workshops

Home Gardening School

02/09/2019

University Park, PA

$65.00
This one-day gardening event is open to gardeners of all skill levels. More
Amateur Herbalist: Lavender Farm Tour
Amateur Herbalist: Lavender Farm Tour - Workshops Workshops

Amateur Herbalist: Lavender Farm Tour

06/12/2019

Pottsville, PA

$10.00
Learn all about lavender at Hope Hill Lavender Farm. More
Amateur Herbalist: Herbs to Warm the Heart
Amateur Herbalist: Herbs to Warm the Heart - Workshops Workshops

Amateur Herbalist: Herbs to Warm the Heart

02/13/2019

Lebanon, PA

$12.00
Join us to learn about herbs that can be used in your Valentine's Day meal. More
Home Gardening Essentials - Gardening In Nature
Home Gardening Essentials - Gardening In Nature - Workshops Workshops
$75.00
Journey through the seasons of gardening in this six-week workshop. More
Great spangled fritillary Photo: Jon Yuschock, Bugwood.org
Butterfly Gardening, Penn State Master Gardeners - News News
Penn State Extension Master Gardener Vince Fayock will describe how to select beautiful flowers that encourage butterflies to frequent our gardens. More
Turf and Ornamentals Conference
Turf and Ornamentals Conference - Conferences Conferences

Turf and Ornamentals Conference

02/13/2019

Kutztown, PA

$60.00
Earn pesticide credits, network with peers, and visit with vendors at this annual conference. More
Amateur Herbalist: Basics of Herbal Seed Starting
Amateur Herbalist: Basics of Herbal Seed Starting - Workshops Workshops
$12.00
When spring is in the air, it is time to think about the herbs to plant in your garden! More
For the Birds-Family Friendly
For the Birds-Family Friendly - Workshops Workshops

For the Birds-Family Friendly

02/02/2019

Chambersburg, PA

$15.00
Learn easy, homemade ways of attracting birds to your backyard! More
Columbia County Gardening Seminar Series
Columbia County Gardening Seminar Series - News News
Free gardening programs by Penn State Master Gardeners of Columbia County on third Tuesdays evenings, April through September, 2019. More
Vegetable crops at Heritage Farm
Growers' Series: Fertility Strategies for Vegetable Growing - Workshops Workshops
Free
Learn strategies for different vegetable crops and techniques for producing your own natural, low-cost fertilizers More
Unlock the Secrets of your Soil: What the Soil Test Means
Unlock the Secrets of your Soil: What the Soil Test Means - Workshops Workshops
$8.00
Discover the secret to healthy plants through soil testing. More
Foraged Edibles
Growers' Series: Edible Herb Walk - Workshops Workshops

Growers' Series: Edible Herb Walk

04/22/2019

Philadelphia, PA

Free
Walk through the woods and learn about foraged edible and medicinal plants More
Orchid Maintenance and Care
Orchid Maintenance and Care - Workshops Workshops

Orchid Maintenance and Care

03/23/2019

Dauphin, PA

$8.00
Learn how to grow and care for your orchids. More
Growing Turmeric and Ginger / High Tunnels
Growing Turmeric and Ginger / High Tunnels - Workshops Workshops

Growing Turmeric and Ginger / High Tunnels

03/09/2019

Dauphin, PA

$8.00
Discover why you should add turmeric and ginger to your garden! More
Color and Design in the Garden
Color and Design in the Garden - Workshops Workshops

Color and Design in the Garden

03/02/2019

Dauphin, PA

$8.00
Learn how to embellish your gardens by adding color and design. More
Gardening Tools: Right Garden Tool - Right Project
Gardening Tools: Right Garden Tool - Right Project - Workshops Workshops
$8.00
Discover which gardening tools you will find most useful to you! More
Photo credit: Lois Miklas
Gifts for Gardeners - News News

Gifts for Gardeners

11/17/2018

As the holiday season approaches, you might wonder what gifts to choose for your favorite gardener or to put on your own wish list. Here are some great gift ideas from Penn State Master Gardeners. More
Attracting Winter Birds
Attracting Winter Birds - Workshops Workshops

Attracting Winter Birds

01/12/2019

Springfield, PA

$10.00
Learn how to invite and care for winter birds to your outdoor space. More
Introduction to Pruning
Introduction to Pruning - Workshops Workshops

Introduction to Pruning

02/09/2019

Springfield, PA

$10.00
Join us for an introductory lesson on pruning trees and shrubs. More
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