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Good Bugs & Bad Bugs

By far the most common question I’m asked when I identify an insect for someone is, “is it a good bug or a bad bug?”  I usually don’t give a straight answer.  Maybe this post will help illustrate why.  For … Continue reading

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Wall of Bees

I just learned that this week is National Pollinator Week, which I ironically started off with a post about sneaky beetle larvae that take advantage of bees visiting flowers.  So this seems like a good time to write about the … Continue reading

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Bee Rider

Two weeks ago I was driving past a spot where I knew there was a population of rare orchids that blooms in early June, so I stopped by to have a look.  I found a few of them, and the … Continue reading

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Bee Burrows

About the same time that I first saw the feather-legged orbweaver’s web in the stone wall by my back door, I noticed some little burrows in the sandy soil between the stones.  Some of them were simple, roundish, 2 mm … Continue reading

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