Tag: Gardening

You’ve got a lotta Gall

Fall is a great time of year to take a look at leaves, and the freaky ways in which insects can modify plants into houses for their larvae, producing a huge variety of freaky growths […]

Bee Basics

I realized that I had posted about this new publication on Twitter, but not here–this must be remedied ASAP! A beautiful publication was recently released by the USDA Forest Service and the Pollinator Partnership: Bee […]

Bee news that isn’t news

I don’t know about my entomological colleagues, but I am getting rather snippy over stories about the latest thing that’s killing bees. Some of this I think is related to the false sense of urgency […]

International Rock Flipping Day

Just wanted to remind everyone that September 11, 2011 is International Rock Flipping Day!  This is the 5th annual IRFD, and I think it could not happen on a better day. What better way to […]

Bad Beetle Karma

I realized after my interview last weekend that I had never actually covered Japanese Beetle Bags on my blog!  That omission must be remedied! I’m sure you’ve seen them–they are for sale all over.   The […]

Bug Girl’s Greatest Bug Hits

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 […]

The Corpse Flower bloomed

I am off at SkepchickCon this weekend, so how about a photo? I was really excited to have a chance to see this in person–I had heard about corpse flowers for years, but didn’t have […]

It’s National Pollinator Week!

Once again, It’s time to celebrate the little animals that…facilitate plant sex by moving plant sperm around. I’ve discovered over time that a lot of people don’t actually know what pollination is, other than it’s […]