Year in Review – Insects of 2019

Year in Review – Insects of 2019

Although 2019 is not quite over yet, with the early snow and extreme temperature changes, the majority of insects have begun their hibernation periods and so we can discuss this year’s populations. With the advent of extremely wet weather ( over 70 inches of rain in Northeast Kansas) we have seen a population explosion in […]

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Year in Review: Insect Pests

Year in Review: Insect Pests

2018 was quite the year for insect pests. We saw a huge increase in Japanese beetle numbers, as well as a large population of grasshoppers. Lets discuss these and other insects seen this year.    While my viewing area is limited to Northeast Kansas and Southeast Nebraska, this seems to be a hotbed for insect […]

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Late Summer Pollinators

As summer winds down in late August and September, we see a rush in the number of pollinators visiting our gardens. The butterflies and bees and everything else have all come out of the woodwork so it seems. Every Sunday afternoon I take a stroll through some shady woodland or sunny meadow, looking for unknown […]

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