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Willow Stem Galls

The second gall Leonard and I found on willows along the Lower Hat Creek Trail (Shasta County CA) is the willow stem gall. I discussed the willow rosette galls that infect leaf buds in my last post ( 325 more words

Natural History

Sawfly ...

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A female I think. On a favourite eucalyptus tree, where other sawfly and larva have been found. 77 more words


Hoverfly, sawfly, whatever...

In my garden this morning, these wasp mimics feasted on my Cineraria Silver Dust. (Nikon D3000) The bees don’t like the cineraria much but these flies always turn up each year. 46 more words

Other Stuff

The 2018 Leafminer Season Has Begun!

Today on a short walk in the woods behind my house, I found some leaf mines like these on bristly/swamp dewberry (Rubus hispidus): 790 more words

Why You Should Let Me Collect Bugs On Your Land With Impunity

Last year I posted some of my most interesting finds from the June 18 Berkshire BioBlitz on Mt. Greylock—at least, the ones that were most immediately visually interesting. 505 more words

June In The Garden

A month has gone by, time to check out what’s happening in the garden.

Sawfly Damage

We had lots of rain in May. I thought the slugs were eating my flowers. 326 more words

Taking A Ducking

So cottage season is back again and we are back into another year of adventures. Actually cottage season started a couple of weeks ago for us, but we have been busy with jobs getting set up for the season and I have not had time to post. 706 more words