The aliens have landed!

Ootheca #2 is the first to hatch! Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present Tenodera sinensis – the Chinese praying mantis! Mantises are loved by gardeners because they eat all sorts of destructive pests, like aphids, moths, mites, and grasshoppers. All you gotta do is hatch them, then sprinkle the teeny-weenies on your garden like Parmesan cheese. […]

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The Pterodactyls of the Yahd.

We have a dead tree on the edge of our yard. Pieces of it fall off every year (usually after a summer storm), and all that’s left is the trunk. We keep talking about taking it down…but there’s an apartment complex in it now đŸ™‚ Red-bellied woodpeckers are oddly named, as they’ve got red HEADS […]

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