Bees + Bugs + Wildlife

renting goats - ruminant goat clearing services have grown
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Renting goats for land clearing is a wonderful idea (if you ask me).  It is all at once pastoral, economical, and green.  Neighbors love to...

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The mailbox mouse
Posted by Rochelle |

Something is alive in the mailbox. A few months back the door of the mailbox rusted to the point that it just fell off. But...

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Urbana illinois bat house project
Posted by Rochelle |

So everyone knows that we need to save the bees.  And pollinators too.  But what are all the pollinators? Well, the list is long and...

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Posted by rodney eason |

Last summer was a bit depressing because I believe I saw one monarch butterfly. As the summer wore on, everyone started noticing that the monarchs...

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bluebird coloring sheet
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Nine days ago we got side tracked on the way down the driveway. An afternoon of errand running got waylaid by a small bird hopping...

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mole damaged lawn www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I've got troubles and I have to admit I feel a little silly that it has taken me so long to sort them out. I'll...

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copper flishing slug control www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I got an early start on my garden this year but quickly have been a bit demoralized.  I planted radishes, beets, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, spinach, kale,...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I've got a little theme going today.  It's about Cicada's and all things related.... I read an interesting article on the NPR website over the weekend about how the...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Luke Dixon is an apiarist, an apiculturist, a caretaker for bees - I call him a B-man.  His new book, Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities, published by Timber...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I am working hard on final edits for Leaf (it's going to be a long night, but we will be live tomorrow!) and I started...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

When I was a new mom of a sweet baby girl -- and we lived in England --  I had one of those new mom...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I have a patch of weeds that I have tried to pull twice now.  Each time I have tried to weed, the local fire ant...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I had to take the day off yesterday.  I came home from vacation to a horrific garden mess and I spent the entirety of yesterday...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I have been meaning to attend one of the many local showings of the documentary Under Our Skin in my local area (an area that...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Hashing through the images from the Chelsea Flower Show, I continue to pick up on trends.....(which I will share in another post) and some great...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

My phone rang at 5:15 this morning.  Incredulous and startled, I ignored it, even thought I recognized the name of the apiarist that sells honey...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

The only thing I am scratching my head about is the mosquito issue that this garden surely has.  New England is bad for bugs in...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

What do the crickets sound like where you live?  Mine sound similar to the Pine Tree Cricket (Oecanthus pini).  That makes sense since my house...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

....and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and...

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