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Fall 2020 Newsletter

New England aster
The New England aster is a late-blooming perennial that attracts bees and butterflies.
It provides nectar in the fall for Monarchs and bees, and it is deer-resistant.

How To Dispose of Used Batteries

NH DES suggests that 9-volt alkaline smoke alarm batteries be placed in the household trash.
However, they also state that these batteries may still have a charge and could cause a spark, causing a fire.
So,  you should tape the terminals, place in a plastic bag, and place  in your trash.
 NH DES is preparing outreach materials and videos with information on safely disposing of various types of batteries.
More details will be available in future newsletters.

Birds - Feeding, Watching, Learning

The Cornell Lab - Project FeederWatch - is a November through April survey of birds found in
backyards and community areas of North America. Citizen scientists identify the birds in their neighborhood
and send the results to Cornell. While there is a fee to participate in FeederWatch, their website offers free information
about feeders, seeds, bird identification, bird cams, and much more.

Goldfinch   House Finch

And, there is the Audubon Bird Guide App that is available for free for your phone or tablet.

November Gardening Tips From NH Cooperative Extension

1. Wait to prune trees and shrubs until spring

2. It's still not too late to plant bulbs, even garlic.

3. Apply limestone to the garden or lawn at a rate determined by a soil test.

4. Protect evergreens and shrubs with windbreaks made of burlap or canvas.

5. Cut back perennials to 3-4 inches.