Tag Archives: bugs

Rescuing a ladybug

Fly away, little ladybug!

I was the sort of kid who would pick up worms from the sidewalk after a rain. In fact, I still move worms back onto the grass. Lately, I seem to be making a habit of rescuing bugs from the T.
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Link laziness

I’m not getting a whole lot done today, so here’s a random collection of things to read to keep you from getting anything done.

The hawks in the area are active, but that’s not keeping the squirrels down.  Here’s a video of a squirrel daring a young hawk to come and get it. Warning: includes a clip of a hawk barely managing to carry a dead squirrel.

Since I love bugs, I enjoyed this remembrance of Thomas Eisner. Warning: lead photo is a bad-ass black scorpion.

And  The Scariest Story is guaranteed to distract you.  Warning: if you haven’t been keeping up with Hyperbole and A Half, prepare to spend hours in the archives.

Enjoy!

Virginia Creeper

Virginia creeper is one of those plants you have to keep an eye on and hack back when it goes too far. It grows so robustly because it’s a native plant, and also because it’s a native, the bees love it so much that you can hear the vines buzzing.

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More bugs and weeds

No matter how you plead.

Tricky Bugs

NOT a Syrphid flyI was so sure this was a syrphid fly, but bugGuide has set me straight: it’s a Narcissus Bulb Fly Merodon equestris. At least it’s in the syrphid family.

And I do have actual syrphid flies, but they’re much smaller than Mr. Bumblebee Fakeout Merodon.

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