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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....

What is it? Wednesday

Male Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis Kukulcania hibernalis are readily found throughout the southern United States. The male Kukulcania hibernalis is often mistaken for a brown recluse,...

What is it? Wednesday

Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis ‘JN2’, The Rising Sun The Rising Sun™ redbud is an eye-catching specimen tree adaptable to different soil types and moisture levels. This small tree (tops out at...

Fall Flowering Japanese Anemone

Japanese anemones or windflowers (Anemone x hybrida) are especially attractive additions to a partially shaded landscape. These beautiful perennials bloom in fall starting the second year, i.e.,...

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