Summer 2019 – Backyard Troublemakers

The list of garden troublemakers isn’t too long where we live, but it is worth noting via photographs.  Above is a tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) attacking our tomato plant earlier in the summer.  They grow to be pretty large as far as caterpillars go.  This one must have been 4 inches long and was pretty […]

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Summer Insects

Mid-day during the summer months, venturing out into the backyard can be quite an adventure.  I have to not only deal with the heat and humidity, but I also have to dodge flying insects!  When it’s lunchtime, it seems to be their lunchtime as well.  So if I try to pick some vegetables from the […]

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