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Wing warden: Black Hills State student rescues butterflies

Oct. 26, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — In late September the news of planned construction on the Kathryn Johnson Life Sciences Laboratory at Black Hills State University sent one student scrambling to rescue the chrysalises of monarch butterflies. Butterfly enthusiast Kara Whalen, 28, of Spearfish, who is studying nursing...

Woman's obituary: In lieu of flowers 'do not vote for Trump'

Oct. 21, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do not vote for Donald Trump. Georgia May Adkins, of Inver Grove Heights, died of a stroke on Sept. 28 at United Hospital in St. Paul. A pair of obituaries published in the St....

This undated photo shows a vegetable bed in New Paltz, N.Y. Frost is no problem for cold-hardy vegetables such as lettuce and Chinese cabbage, which thrive in cold weather. (Lee Reich via AP)

Frost doesn't mean the gardening season's over

Oct. 14, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

Cleaning up some frosted bean and marigold plants the other day, I thought of a weather report I heard recently on the radio. The announcer stated: “Freezing temperatures are predicted for tonight, thus ending the gardening season.” His deadpan delivery of this dramatic -- for gardeners --...

Entrepreneur finds formula to grow Detroit Flower Company

Oct. 4, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Twitter has a consistent flow of tweets leading to an Instagram page about the Detroit Flower Company, with followers dropping hints to people to purchase a bouquet for them. Detroit Flower’s Instagram followers — 6,460 people and growing — wait for the company’s...

Illinois joins pact to protect monarch butterflies' habitat

Sep. 26, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Four state agencies have signed a pact to protect monarch butterflies and other important pollinators whose numbers are dwindling. Representatives of the Illinois Departments of Natural Resources, Transportation and Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency signed onto...

Royalty visits Greenwood's gardens as monarchs migrate

Sep. 12, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Melinda Dorn was thrilled to see the delicate mosaics of color hiding among the branches of her milkweed plants over the weekend — the monarch butterflies were passing through on their way south, and had laid their eggs in her garden. “I’m always...

In Minot, zoo veterinarian minds the monarchs

Sep. 7, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Logan Wood, veterinarian at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot, always looks for monarch caterpillars feeding on milkweed when he goes fishing or walks his dog. Is it unusual to find a monarch? “In my opinion, it’s unusual,” said Wood. “I walk through fields...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk along a street in the central business district in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Beijing airport receives international flights

Sep. 2, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

BEIJING — Beijing’s main international airport on Thursday began again receiving international flights from a limited number of countries considered at low risk of coronavirus infection. Passengers flying in from Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Thailand, Pakistan, Austria, Canada and Sweden, must have...

FILE - Julie Dash attends the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Jan. 3, 2017, in New York. Dash's work will be featured in Turner Classic Movies' four-month Women Make Film series, airing every Tuesday night through December. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

From Dash to Coppola, highlights from TCM's Women Make Film

Sep. 1, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle pick some programming highlights from Turner Classic Movies' four-month Women Make Film series, airing every Tuesday night through December. —- “Harlan County, U.S.A.”: Today's vibrant documentaries owe much to Barbara Kopple. In her...

This undated photo shows jasmine tobacco growing in New Paltz, N.Y. Jasmine tobacco is valued as much for its fragrance as for the beauty of its blossoms. (Lee Reich via AP)

Gardener's Notebook: How to plant for fragrant summer nights

Sep. 1, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

Neither evening stocks nor jasmine tobacco are particularly worthy plants by day. But as darkness falls, the petals of each of these flowers unfurl to release a delicious, heavy scent. Jasmine tobacco’s petals unfold colorful or pure white trumpets, the latter of which especially glow in the moonlight. The...