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The Benefits of "Rollie Pollies" in the Garden

Being from New England, I can’t remember ever seeing a pill bug, or “rollie pollie,” until I moved south. When my son was about five years old, he was playing with some friends outside my apartment in Charleston. 470 more words

Garden Critters

Beneficial Bugs Building our Soil

In gardening, we try to harmonize well with the plants we choose to grow. But what about the bugs we find in our garden? Do we harmonize with them? 982 more words

Kate Talks Compost, Pill Bugs, and Weeds

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Plants And Gardens

Bugs in the Garden - Slaters

I have to share a bug control win.

An infestation of slaters in my veggie garden saw my radishes, beetroot, beans and even marigolds (aren’t they supposed to be bug deterrers?) decimated.   227 more words


Slater Bugs

Every time we move something in the yard dozens of little slater bugs make a run for it. These little creatures are covered in what appears to be armour and roll up into tight little balls when they feel threatened. 484 more words


Under the Lantern (Haiku)

under the lantern  
pill bugs move in great herds –  
happy in the dark  

the child’s game done
the pill bug uncurls himself –  238 more words

Rock Flipping: Two Worms and a Pill-bug

Today is International Rock Flipping Day, a day to get outside and discover what critters lurk below rocks at the edges of our backyards, vacant lots, alleyways, and other wild and not-so-wild places. 635 more words

Ecology And Environment