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Life Science in the classroom: Embryology

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade....but what if you can't even grow the lemons because you don't know anything about plants!  Life has a tendency to throw you a curveball when you least expect it.  Illinois Extension is here to help as your friendly neighbors.  With experts that work in the communities they serve and research-based knowledge to set you up for success, Extension is here to extend knowledge and change lives.

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Slow the spread of this invasive species in Illinois!

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Report spotted lanternflies in Illinois

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The invasive insect spotted lanternfly has been found in Illinois for the first time. Residents are being warned to watch out for and report sightings of this pest which can damage trees. Learn more about this invasive insect and how to report.

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