October 1, 2019

As we begin to think about putting our gardens to bed for winter, think about the winter habits of our friends the pollinators. Although many people still hold with the idea of cleaning the beds by trimming plants to the ground and covering everything with mulch, this...

September 23, 2019

As the temperature begins to drop and the days become shorter, perhaps the last thing on your mind is yard work. Winter is right around the corner, so now is a great time to prepare your yard before the cold and wet months. Here are some tips from Butler Soil and Water...

September 4, 2019

A recent National Geographic article had a great quote:

"If plastic had been invented when the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, to North America—and the Mayflower had been stocked with bottled water and plastic-wrapped snacks—their plastic trash would likely stil...

August 7, 2019

Early this year in March, Butler SWCD was awarded an Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) Mini Grant to purchase a drone to kick start our Aerial Imagery Conservation Education program. This program will utilize drones, also known as small unmanned aerial vehicles...

June 10, 2019

With above average rainfall so far this year, many people are experiencing a greater volume of stormwater runoff than they have ever seen before. Things were especially bad when the ground was still frozen and vegetation was dormant early this year. Our office has had...

May 20, 2019

Technology in agriculture is expanding at a rapid pace.  Sub inch accuracy has been achieved with advanced guidance systems, spray droplet sizes can be controlled with the touch of a button.  Many applications are also available to provide easy decision making and a li...

April 19, 2019

We are taught growing up that water is blue, but some rivers are black, brown, emerald blue, green, or even blue-green. So what gives these rivers their colors?

First we need to understand what color is. Natural light is actually made up of a number of different colors...