Bugs

Stages of the Spotted Lanternfly

The Stages and Strategies of the Spotted Lanternfly

The INSTARS are coming, the INSTARS are coming!!!!!! Instars are one of the four stages of growing spotted lanternflies experience before adulthood. The first three stages of instar growth are small black bugs with white spots. They are...

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up

It begins with mowing and cleaning up the debris left over from the previous seasons.  Although several spring clean-up tasks require 50 degrees or better, mowing does not. Right after all the snow melts, grass that survived winter begins growing.  Make sure your mower...

Spring Scourges and Ecology

Spring Scourges and Ecology

March is a funny sort of month; anything can be expected to happen and much of it does. There are faux springs and bitter winds, just a typical March of any year. And just like the month of March with its interesting weather come two springtimes scrouges, and...

Brood X Is Coming

Brood X is Coming

They are coming, trillions of the seventeen-year Cicadas known as Brood X or the Great Eastern...

Saving the Monarch Butterfly

Saving the Monarch Butterfly

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable and well-studied butterflies on the planet. Orange wings with black lines and bordered with white dots are instantly recognizable. Yearly they have their seasonal migration with millions of monarchs...

Spotted Lanternfly in Hibernation

You probably felt good smacking those lanternflies that landed on your patio and your car, fence railing, table, pool floatie and the dog. Remember though, you killed the slow ones, the ones that did not zig when you zagged, the ones that did not jump into tall grass on their third jump. You still...