Beat the Heat

Looks like another scorcher in the coming week. In our area, the temperature could be in the triple digits, and that’s not including humidity or the dew point.

The web site Heatdotgov has a lot of information about who’s at risk for heat-related illness and what to do about it. It’s a great resource.

Stay safe in the heat.

Watch Out for the Spotted Lanternfly in Iowa

An invasive insect called the Spotted Lanternfly has been spotted in Iowa. It has been in the U.S. probably since 2014, starting in Pennsylvania. It spoils a lot of different plants and crops. You can learn more about how to identify, report, and help control its spread at the Iowa DNR website and its links to the PennState Extension (see video below).

Got Attention

Just as a follow-up to my post about getting and paying attention, I got about a 1,000 views in less than a day on one of my recent YouTube videos, “Backyard Animal Parade.” It’s now over 1.2K.

I never get that kind of response. Usually, it take years before I get that many views on my YouTube channel videos.


Covid-19 Vaccine Immune Response to Omicron Wanes According to NIH

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) the current Covid-19 vaccine booster elicits a robust immune response, it wanes quickly against the Omicron variant.

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