A month has gone by, time to check out what’s happening in the garden.
We had lots of rain in May. I thought the slugs were eating my flowers. 326 more words
The summer before last, Julia and I took a trip out to Colorado and some Midwestern prairies, partly to visit some friends and partly to fill in some gaps in our leafminer explorations (which had taken us all around the perimeter of the US, but had so far missed the whole area bounded by Ohio and California, South Dakota and Texas). 317 more words
Pest: Sawflies (Caliroa cerasi, Cladius difformis, Cladius difformis, Noediprion spp., Pontania pacifica, Hartigla cresseni)
Pest Type: Insect Pest
Major Identifying Features: Adult females have a sawlike abdominal appendage used for inserting eggs in foliage, adults have to pair of wings that are dark, wasp-like, flat insects, 0.5 inch long or shorter, six or more prolegs on the abdomen, one large eye on each side of the head… 114 more words