Q: What are those little black discs?
You’re suddenly finding mysterious black discs stuck to your favorite plants?
(…or your walls, cars, windows, screens, pets, etc.)
Let me guess… it’s been raining lately… a lot.
Am I right?
So what are these sticky black mystery dots? Scale insects? Eggs? Aliens? Are they harmful? What should you do?
There’s no need to panic. Put away the spray. Click the link below to watch a quick video explanation of these fascinating, harmless, beneficial… fungi! Yes, that’s right! Watch the video to learn all about the weird, wonderful bird’s nest fungus.
Prefer to watch it on YouTube? – LINK: https://youtu.be/2RpikdKwqk0
#NotABug #FloridaFriendly #WorkSmarterNotHarder #AFungusAmongUs #NatureIsWeird
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Read more about bird’s nest fungi in this UF/IFAS publication – https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/pp361
By Frank Galdo
About the Author
As one of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) Program Coordinators in Pasco County, I enjoy helping people learn how to create & maintain vibrant landscapes that DON’T require a lot of water, fertilizer, and pesticides to look their best. Through an innovative collaboration with Pasco County Utilities, I also provide targeted on-site troubleshooting outreach to help those individuals and communities identified as high water users. My motto is – “Less guesswork, better landscapes.” I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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