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Pine Vole Feeding Damage There are 23 species of vole in North America. Two vole species are found in South Carolina: pine vole, Microtus pinetorum, and meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus. General...

How to Make a Stunning Magnolia Wreath

Magnolias have long been a symbol of the South. Making a stunning magnolia leaf wreath for the holidays is both fun and easy. The leathery leaves hold up well without water. Choose magnolia leaves...

What is it? Wednesday

Green Lacewing   Green lacewings are in the order Neuroptera and the family Chrysopidae. Neuroptera is Greek for ‘veined’ + ‘wing’, referring to the many veins in the lacewings’ wings....

What is it? Wednesday

Hypercompe scribonia (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) Hypercompe scribonia (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) is found throughout the Eastern United States. Larvae feed on a variety of broadleaf plants, including, but...

Grow Your Own Pecan Pie

While enjoying a slice of delicious locally-made pecan pie, I felt motivated to share with you some tips on growing and enjoying pecans. Whether you say “pee-can” or “peh-cahn,” they are one of the...

Winter Irrigation for Turfgrass Lawns

Winter is commonly thought of as a time of rest for many plants. Deciduous plants lose their leaves, and blades of certain turfgrass lawns experience die-back as the turfgrass goes dormant. Whether...

What is it? Wednesday

Acanthocephala femorata (Hemiptera: Coreidae) Acanthocephala femorata (Hemiptera: Coreidae) is a relatively large, dark brown bug. The antennae are dull and uniformly reddish or orangish colored....

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