I thought since a bunch of new readers would be coming by today (in theory!) after my appearance on the Organic Gardener Radio show, I’d put together a collection of posts that give them a flavor of Bug Girl, and link to some of the resources I mentioned.
First, a link to the wonderful Xerces Society publications about encouraging native pollinators in your garden. Tons of great resources to make your garden or farm pollinator-friendly, all free!
You can find information on the corpse flower we discussed here.
Shellac: it’s a Bug AND a Feature
The little insects we were discussing at the top of the show, that may be in your food, too :)
Will herbal lotions repel mosquitoes?
In which I combine zombies, hamsters, Barry White, and mosquitoes in a single post. Rather proud of that one. Alas, Garlic does not appear to repel mosquitoes, at least not consistently. You might also be interested in a summary of the research on insect zappers, and the new CO2 devices I mentioned.
Are there roaches in your Coffee and Chocolate?
You may not want to know.
Is it illegal to Kill a preying mantis? Short answer: No.
I don’t know that those are the best, or most amusing, posts, but they are some that consistently get a lot of traffic, and seem to be representative. Check out the category “Ask an Entomologist” on the top right for even more insect goodness!