Category Archives: Bugs

Backyard Spider Webs

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It is three webs connected to each other throughout two trees by very long spidery highway strings.

Fascinating

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Mosquito Evasion

Direct Gardening is having a sale on Mosquito Shoo plants. It is a citronella type plant that is supposed to repel mosquitos. Now that the West Nile Virus is spreading I think it is something we should probably invest in. The Mosquito Shoo plant is a potted plant that can be grown outdoors during the summer and some of us probably have plenty more summer left to make it worth our while to buy a few.

Lemon Balm is also another plant that is supposed to ward off the evil buggars. Some people like to use garlic, as in eating it. Of course we know that would also ward off any potential mates for those who are looking and family and friends. Also planting Marigolds, Mint, Vanilla scented geraniums

Encouraging bats and dragonflies are also ways to win the war against mosquitoes although as many bats as there are where I live I am not convinced. All of my bats must be on a diet.

You can find more information from examiner.com

Oh and last but not least walk around dressed head to toe in white gauzy material, you won’t look stupid like that.

Beauty from nature

This beautiful specimen is a Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis.
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Apaturnae

All of this time I thought this was a moth but I discovered it is instead a butterfly. I found all of my information on the site, Butterflies and Moths of North America.

Darla and the cicada

Hey Nancy I found a live one! They remind me of trolls and fairies all rolled into one.

Bug in the window

I love cicadas. They have fairy like wings and big friendly eyes. So when I find them dead I keep for a little while. This one is displayed in a window and my daughter walked right up too it too look out and didn’t see it until she was almost touching it. I really wasn’t sure if I wanted to ride with her after that. She didn’t think it was too funny to discover a bug that close to her face. She screamed a real scream.

Bugs, Parent and Baby


The Best Bee

Photo taken by my daughter.

Little Bug

Run little bug, run.
You are out in the sun now.
Hide near a flower.

Sorry, it’s a little gross.