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I Found a Hornet Nest this Morning

I found a hornet nest this morning, in an old woodpecker’s oak tree hole. Hornets are beneficial insects. The main difference between wasps and hornets is their size. Hornets are larger than wasps, which is one of the main reasons … Continue reading

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Bees are Good, but What About Wasps and Hornets?

Increasingly, people agree that bees are good for us and the environment and are indeed essential to our survival, but what about wasps and hornets, aren’t these useful too? Hornets are large wasps and, like bees, wasps pollinate plants and … Continue reading

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Some Poisonous, Injurious and Invasive Plants of Wilden Marsh

Wilden Marsh is in the middle of its injurious and invasive plant growing season right now, and I’m yet again attempting to control their spread. I like to encourage as wide a range of vegetation as possible on the marsh … Continue reading

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Checking the Herd

I’m off to check on the marsh herd in the Falling Sands Nature Area! Would you like to come along?

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Lesser Celandine

Lesser celandine is another herald of spring to look out for.

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Red Dead-head Nettle

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Goodbye Billy Bull!

Goodbye Billy Bull! Your job is done and very soon a trailer will take you to pastures new. We accepted each other, largely through adopting an attitude of indifference, and you are indeed an effective and gentle bull. I hope you and your loyal flies … Continue reading

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