What Caught My Eye: Cleaning Up The Fall Garden, Birds and Hurricanes, And More

We made it through the first week of September. What happened to August?

As usual, it flew by. Keeping up with the harvest feels like a full-time job in August. I ended the month with squash exhaustion due to my favorite Trombetta di Albenga squash. Of course, I’m now hoping it continues growing through September!

Anyway, here are a few interesting articles that caught my eye:

9 Tips For Cleaning Up The Fall Garden | Hobby Farms

Just because your crops stopped producing doesn’t mean you’re done with your garden quite yet.

Where Do Birds Go In A Hurricane? | Forbes

When severe weather hits, humans flee or hunker down and hope for the best. But what about birds? Where do they go? And what happens to migratory birds?

Want To Save The Bees? Here’s What You Should Know | Popular Science

Most bees are solitary. This may come as a surprise, especially if your bee knowledge comes from reading about colony collapse disorder and that one time you saw The Bee Movie once on a plane. To most people, bees are fat, buzzing, social insects that live in hives suspended in trees—they’re certainly not skinny little buggers that dig holes to lay eggs.

How Texans Can Get Ready For The Monarch ‘Super Generation’ This Fall | Dallas News

Monarch butterflies in the northern reaches of their range—southern Canada and the far-north eastern and central United States—already have begun their migration to Central Mexico, a journey of 3,000 miles. By the end of September, this year’s final generation, the so-called super generation, will begin arriving in Texas.