Monthly Archives: July 2012

I was seduced by the harlequin.

This is one handsome harlequin! That is, one of the many, many handsome harlequin bugs that have been visiting my garden! I was meaning to investigate the magical world of the powdery and downy mildews but I’ve been seduced by, … Continue reading

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Help Save Beekeeping in Plymouth Township!

I am, very heavily, using Montgomery County Beekeepers Association (MCBA) website’s “Call to Action“ for the following information. Go to the above link for more details, for MCBA contacts, and for updates. Background: There is a proposed ordinance for Plymouth … Continue reading

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WING OF A DECEASED CICADA KILLER WASP I found a dead cicada killer wasp during Indie’s walk today. The wing is more transparent than it appears in this photo. The cicada killer wasp is easily identified as a wasp (especially … Continue reading

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Bee…Maybe!

I often refer to “beneficial insects” and “pollinators” as if I knew what they were. I’ve been quite content to say, “Cool!” to all the buzzing and partying going on in the flowers as I,  confidently, drown or squish the … Continue reading

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