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Old 07-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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I like the looks of ambush bugs. They're sorta alien looking.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #3
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Insects in general are rather alien looking. You can see how movies have used these creatures to create life forms for their far off worlds. As I become more familar with the life stages of the insect world I am astounded by the diversity and often real beauty.
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As I become more familar with the life stages of the insect world I am astounded by the diversity and often real beauty.
Just the other day, I was thinking how exploring the variety of insects attracted to my natives opens up a whole world of unique and beautiful creatures--it is akin to birdwatching for me now.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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Check this out.
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If more pieces of decaying wood, especially logs, were left around gardens, rather than being burned or shredded, it would surely be very beneficial for the natural control of so-called pests.
I agree!

Pictures from spring before plants grow out,so you can see the wood left about the garden. Wood,wood piles, rock piles and cut grass stacks make great habitat.
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I leave dead wood all over the place. I know a lot of folk don't like the looks of it but... I do. That site on insect boxes.... have you ever added any to your property?
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