Category: Flora & Fauna

Blue Winged Wasp: A biological control for Japanese Beetles

Did you know that most wasp species aren’t aggressive? When we hear ‘wasp’ we tend to think of the aggressive species, living in nests, that swarm us. Wasp are carnivores, and actually can do a lot to help control pests in our gardens. Today…

Five Spotted Hawkmoth

Every evening as the last rays of sun dwindle down in the sky, I look out from my back patio door. What I see visiting my nicotiana’s every night, looks like a hummingbird, but it’s actually a moth! Every day at about dusk, a…

National Honey Bee Day

Today is national Honey Bee Day! Honey bees are not native to the America’s, but they provide a great resource to us; honey, propolis, beeswax, and royal jelly. They also help pollinate food and flowers! In my garden, I don’t see honey bees too…

Leave Coneflowers for Goldfinches

The pink petals on Purple Coneflowers are starting to fade away for the summer. The gold colored seed heads will start to mature and turn dark, as the seed becomes ripe for picking. The American Goldfinches will soon be sitting atop the seed heads…

Native Asters

It’s getting to the time of the year here in Central Kentucky where many summer perennials are dwindling. The purple coneflowers and blazing stars are nearly done flowering in my yard. However, I know there is still some perennial color yet to look forward…

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