Thanks to two facebook friends for their bug questions that inspired this post! Robyn Grace Jennings: Rollie pollies are eating all my plants and I’m a totally organic gardener. What do I do Anne? :'( Anne of Green Gardens: Robyn, before taking action, let’s do a little detective work. Rollie pollies love moisture, so they are […] Finish reading: Roly Polys, Rollie Pollies and Pillbugs, oh my!
This video is short (1 min) and has great photos of what the spider looks like compared to a black widow spider. The brown widow is from Africa, and has been in Southern California for many years. It has only recently been spotted in the Central Valley. Scientists have discovered that brown widow spiders prefer […] Finish reading: Brown Widow Spiders
Ladybug Life Cycle Thanks to Holly Guenther of Kimchi Kawaii for taking this video! Finish reading: Ladybug Video- Larvae, Pupa & Adult!
When you decide to start a collection, you will develop “bug vision” almost overnight. I once stopped in the middle of a crosswalk to pick up a dead dragonfly that was in mint condition. A friend was dumbfounded, “How did you even see that??” she asked. That was when it started. Supplies Needed: Case, net, […] Finish reading: Create Your First Bug Collection!Bugs in Your Garden
So, you’re thinking about making a bug collection? Hooray! I’m super excited and wish I could be there to make it with you. Bug collections are great fun and help us learn more about the natural world. Making a collection needn’t be complicated, and if you want to jump right into it you can read […] Finish reading: What Do I Need to Know Before Starting an Insect Collection?
When I decided to major in horticulture, I noticed one of the required classes was entomology. Entomology is the study of insects, and it sounded like a cool class. During my first quarter at Cal Poly, I met people enrolled in the class who showed me their insect collections. I was a bit shocked Finish reading: Bug Collecting: Anne’s Initiation