What you are about to read is not a joke. No, I’m serious. This is as serious as serious gets. This is no laughing matter. The next time you happen to be in Germany, and happen to come across a full-blown ant mound, my recommendation is to not touch it. [...]Read more ›
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The garden should be your own little green heaven, a plant-filled oasis from which you can temporarily relax and unwind and immerse yourself in the Earth’s natural glories. But occasionally amidst the flora and fauna you encounter a few unexpected and unwelcome visitors; a smattering of uninvited gatecrashers who try [...]Read more ›
1. Transplant Instead of direct seeding, planting crops that were started in pots/trays means they’ve built up some strength to fight back against predators, or at least can handle some feeding. If you don’t want to start the transplants from seed yourself, you can buy starts from a garden center [...]Read more ›
Every now and then, nature gives us things that make us look twice. Bio-luminescence is one of those things, literally meaning bio and light, it refers to the production of light by living creatures. There’s something a bit magical and otherworldly about light anyway. It fuels so much of our [...]Read more ›
“We don’t eat animals,” my 3-year-old told our new neighbor proudly before her smile turned to deep seriousness, “but, my papa kills black weirdos ’cause they will hurt me.” “Widows,” I said quickly. “He kills black widows. Well, he used to.” Despite warnings from friends, family, strangers, the postman and [...]Read more ›
Insects in the home and garden can be a nightmare and it can be difficult to deal with them if you have pets or small children as many insect repellents are toxic to humans and animals and can be extremely harmful to the environment. If you are seeking something which [...]Read more ›
The buzz in bug science has gone Hollywood: recently a handful of celebs were honoured with namesake creatures, including the Robert Redford horse fly—named as such for its robust golden body. A few years ago, Stephen Colbert got a card in the mail that read: “What has six legs and [...]Read more ›