One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly. We had planted over a hundred white pine seedlings over 30 years ago and after a decade or so we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another. Daddy charged me with inspection duty. Looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.
Over the past few weeks, there have been several deceased animals diagnosed in our area by drinking water that has been contaminated by blue-green algae. Dr. Gerry Dill alerted me to this and I appreciate him letting me know about this. He also passed along the following information. Dr. Cynthia Gaskill, DVM, PhD, clinical veterinary toxicologist at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, provided this information.
Congratulations to Kelsey Bishop and Madison Goodlett for representing Spencer County 4-H at the State 4-H Horse Show in July at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center’s Broadbent Arena. They both did a great job and were recognized at this wonderful state event.