If you own a pool in New York State you are being asked to help out the Department of Environmental Conservation this summer and early fall.

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It was announced early this week on twitter that if you own a pool you are asked to be on the lookout for a specif type of bug.

We are constantly picking a variety of bugs out of our skimmer. From beetles to bees and other insects, the pool attracts a variety of creepy crawlers. For some reason, we seem to get a lot of frogs jumping in to our pool. I am not sure exactly where they are hopping from? We don't really have any ponds, streams or creeks near our backyard.

Over the last few months, I have noticed that our ash trees have taken a hit from the emerald ash borer. It is a shame because the trees are big and beautiful but will most likely have to be taken down.

I tell our boys almost every-time we are outback that we are responsible for the health of the trees and the environment around us. I try to teach them what I can about bugs, trees, weather and how we can make a difference to conserve them.