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Space Invaders

Have I mentioned that we have a bug problem? It’s not a continuous one, but rather a recurring one. Our first year here, we were invaded by caterpillars in the spring. Next it was millipedes, and they’ve returned every year … Continue reading

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SITY: Memories of Violets

I recently wrote about ticks and how much they were ticking me off. If you read my comment on the post, you’ll see that just a quick walk in the yard garnered me another tick crawling on my leg. Yuck! … Continue reading

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Ticked Off

My husband went for a walk in the woods and then found a deer tick on his pants. I went for a walk in the woods and then found a deer tick on my pants. My father went for an … Continue reading

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We Meet Again

My husband brought me an old spice jar, saying “Look who’s been stalking you!” There was something in the jar. Since the last thing that jar had held was a deer tick, and because I’ve been fretting over ticks lately, … Continue reading

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Bugger Off, Bugs!

I’ve been telling everyone in my family about this science story, because I’m really excited about it. There is a substance found in grapefruit that is toxic to insects but not to humans. It is called nootkatone and it breaks … Continue reading

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All Creatures Great and Small

I love science, and I love to read science articles in the news. There are so many cool discoveries going on. The weird thing is, though, that no one seems to care. Amazing science stories are reported all the time, … Continue reading

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SITY: August Beauties

I had a hard time finding time for exercise this summer, so I started taking a break in the day that I called my “blackberry walk.” First, I’d check to see if any more blackberries had ripened overnight. There never … Continue reading

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Mighty Mite

I haven’t been out to see my violets lately. That’s because I found out the hard way that there are chiggers in the lawn. And before you say, “Ew! You’ve got bugs in your skin!,” let’s talk about what a … Continue reading

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SITY: Knock, Knock

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Inchworm! Inchworm who? Inchya glad I’m not a spider? Yeah, I’m glad you’re not a spider. I’m sick of spiders. They’re everywhere lately, even on my flowers! And they don’t knock before they come in.

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Haven

I am grateful for my new screened-in porch. Mosquitoes love me. They always have. I go outside and someone might as well put a sign over my head saying, “Get your fresh hot blood here!” My mother has always said … Continue reading

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