Plant Sale and Pollinator Festival to be Saturday, June 8, at Deep Run Park

The Henrico Master Gardener Association will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale and Pollinator Festival on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Recreation Center at Deep Run Park in Henrico’s West End. Admission is free. More …

Find the best native plants to help wildlife
for your area

The National Wildlife Federation Plant Finder website allows users to plug in their zip code and find the best native plants specifically for your area that attract butterflies and moths and the birds that feed on their caterpillars, based on the scientific research of Dr. Douglas Tallamy. More …

Don’t panic about cicadas in central Virginia

Despite recent media hype about rare cicada double-broods emerging this spring, Virginia Tech experts say that most parts of Virginia will not see any periodical cicadas. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Most Virginians will not see periodical cicadas in 2024.
  • Annual cicadas emerge every year. Annual cicadas have black-green coloring, while periodical cicadas have black-red-orange coloring.
  • Cicadas are harmless to people and pets.
  • Adult cicadas do not damage your plants, but young woody plants can be damaged by the egg-laying process. Click here for more information.