My Adventures as a Newbie Beekeeper
Follow this newbie's journey to learn how to get your own backyard abuzz.
How Butterflies and Bugs Hibernate
Butterflies and bugs make themselves at home nestled under leaves or hidden beneath tree bark in the backyard.
Monarch Egg or Aphid? How to Tell the Difference
Not sure what you've got on your milkweed plants? Learn to tell the difference between a monarch egg and an...
Bring on the Butterflies!
Butterflying made simple! Learn butterfly names and where the best places are to look for them.
The Lovely Luna Moth
The pale green wings and feathery tails of the luna moth make it an especially lovely sight.
4 Facts About Native Bees in Your Backyard
Learn these important facts about bees to help you grow a garden that's safe and attractive for these powerful pollinators.
Throw a Party to Attract Moths
Gather some lights, bring some bananas, and invite friends for a whole lot of late-night fun with moths.
Beetles: Beneficial Garden Bugs
Japanese beetles are an unwelcome sight to most gardeners, but there are plenty of beetles that are actually good bugs...
Plant Garlic in Fall by Fruit Trees to Keep Borers Away
Bugs simply don't like the smell of garlic. Plant garlic in fall around fruit trees and shrubs to help deter...
Beneficial Garden Bugs
Not all garden bugs are bad! Learn about good bugs for your garden and how they help.
Nighttime Music: Singing Garden Bugs
Ever wondered “What's singing in my garden?” We’ve got answers! Find out more about singing garden bugs.
Bees or Flies? How to Identify Common Garden Bugs
Bees and their look-alikes are good bugs for your garden. Learn about robber flies, bee flies, and more.
Gorgeous Garden Bugs: The Joy of Moths
Get to know these beautiful moths, and you’ll realize these are good bugs for your garden.
Attracting Skimmers: Good Garden Bugs
Some of the most beautiful of garden bugs, skimmer dragonflies eat pest insects, making them very good bugs for your...
Spooky Nature: Hickory Horned Devils
Happy October! The countdown to Halloween is on, and to celebrate I’ll be featuring spooky species including birds, plants, caterpillars,
Garden Hazards: Stinging Caterpillars
Last weekend’s post on southern caterpillars was pretty popular, and I’m glad I could share pictures with you of what’s
Don’t Hate the Cabbage-pillars!
I suppose to many it’s like a scene from a horror film – dozens of little green “worms” devouring the