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Category: Agriculture

A bug is afoot – a leaf-footed bug

By Ralph E. Mitchell One spring/summer plant pest that really bugs me is the leaf-footed bug.  Just as its name implies, the back legs of this insect have  leaf-like projections easily seen by the naked… Read More

Not a lout or a lummox, just a lubber

By Ralph E. Mitchell In early March, some residents of Charlotte County began seeing small, dark-colored grasshoppers in their landscapes.  These are baby Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers which emerged earlier from the ground as they hatched… Read More

A fine vine is the sky vine

By Ralph E. Mitchell It is good to know the botanical name of a plant as the common name can be varied and confusing.  For instance, the plant known as Thunbergia grandiflora, is commonly known… Read More