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Improving Pastures Field Day - Forsyth County, July 8, 2019

Published by April Bowman / June 17, 2019

Learn about improving pastures through best management practices, pasture evaluation, and more on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Beth Tucker's Farm at 7255 Watkins Ford Road, Kernersville, NC.

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Is that a Cottonmouth? No, not around here!

Published by Phyllis B. Smith / June 14, 2019

Yes, it’s a watersnake, and yes, it often displays a nasty temperament, but it’s not a cottonmouth. This nonvenomous watersnake is a common resident of aquatic habitats throughout the Piedmont, Mountains and parts of the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Click on the picture to learn more.


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Community Garden Directory Update! Garden leaders, please submit updates by July 1, 2019!

Published by Megan Gregory / June 13, 2019

Forsyth Community Gardening is updating our Map & Directory, and we need your help! We ask that ALL community gardens please take a few minutes to submit an updated Directory entry online between June 15, 2019 – July 1, 2019.

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Is it a Worm, or is it a Snake?

Published by Phyllis Smith / June 7, 2019

As one of our smallest snakes, the worm snake is often mistaken for its namesake. Like an earthworm, it never bites, so go ahead and take a closer look before it quickly wiggles away. Click on the photo to find out how to know if you’re seeing a shiny reptile as opposed to a slimy worm.


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If You Think This Snake is Venomous, You’re Right!

Published by Phyllis B. Smith / June 2, 2019

Of the six species of venomous snakes found in North Carolina, the snake shown here is present in a variety of habitats throughout the entire state, making it the most common venomous snake state-wide and in Forsyth County. The head color is a good clue to its name, but learning the body markings is an even better way to recognize this snake. Click on the picture to confirm the identity and to learn ways to avoid having this visitor in your backyard.

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Another Black Rat Snake, Right? Wrong!

Published by Phyllis B. Smith / May 27, 2019

Although known for its speed (hint, hint) this snake will never win the Daytona 500, and contrary to popular belief it does not chase people. Click on the photo to learn more.

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