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Dogs and Garden Pollinators

We spend almost all of our days in the garden once the last snow has melted into the earth.

My children and dogs have grown up in this environment, and I think look forward to this season as much as me. 252 more words

Nancy Tanner

Micro-locals need YOU!

By: Michael Fox

Some species, like the Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala, are quite happy to share our urban environment. These Miners like to make their nest in the protective wire basket on the lights. 413 more words

Roly Chapman Reserve Bushcare

Hair wax for sawflies

A tuft of dog hair in the tree? No, the tangle is walking, hair a-tremble.

A closer look: legs, head, and puckered skin dotted with hair-nozzles. 182 more words


When is a Caterpillar not a Caterpillar? (400th Post)

When it’s a Sawfly.

Did you know that there is a primitive group of the hymenoptera  with free-living larvae that look very much like the caterpillars of the lepidoptera?   35 more words

"bill Duncan"

Inside and Outside the Tent

These days, my preferred camping style is a night spent at a B & B. Not so for the fall webworms that have erected tents in the black cherry tree by the corner of our house. 385 more words