Backyard Orchard News
When we think of pollinators, we usually think of honey bees, bumble bees, carpenter bees, syrphid...
Blow Fly on Lavender
The crab spider is a clever and skillful hunter. Last Sunday we spotted a camouflaged...
Spider and the Bee
Over and Out
There's a killer in our midst, and a chemical ecologist will tell us all about it. The killer:...
Walnut Twig Beetle
If you have a bee hive, you most likely have mites.Varroa mites, those blood-sucking parasites that...
Our catmint is in mint condition.So is the cat.The catmint (Nepeta mussinii) is a member of the...
Bee on Catmint
Like an Acrobat
Cat Sniffing Catmint