Building A Bug Hotel If you’re looking to take on a fun gardening project for the Summer, how about building a bug hotel? Constructed from plant material and assorted garden bric-a-brac, these low-cost structures are designed to attract and shelter commonly-found garden insects and mini-beasts. A sure-fire way to add plenty of charm to any garden, … Read more Building A Bug Hotel DIY (Infographic) Attracting Insects
When I opened the back door this morning to let my cat out, I heard a loud buzzing next to my ear. It was an enormous pitch-black fly, over an inch and a quarter long, sitting on the screen door. I quickly closed the wooden door so it wouldn’t come into the house, and started … Read more There’s a Huge Horse Fly at My Door – Yikes!
Lord Howe Island Stick Insect The Lord Howe Island stick insect or tree lobster (Dryococelus australis, is a commonly known species of stick insect which lives on the Lord Howe Island Group. By 1920, it was believed to be extinct, but was rediscovered in 2001. It has been called “the rarest insect in the world”, and … Read more Hatching Stick Insect VIDEO : Hatching Lord Howe Island Stick
Poisonous Pest Control Animals are amazingly beautiful and majestic creators. They are fascinating and can be very intriguing. There should be a healthy respect for these amazing, unique creatures. Some animals have evolved protective mechanisms that can contain toxins or neurotoxins. These toxins can be harmless in nature, or they can be very harmful to the human body. These toxins can wreck havoc … Read more Poisonous Pest Control : Know the Dangers
How Your Garden May Actually Be Killing Bees Guest Writer: Julieane Hernandez Insecticides in the garden may be effective in killing insects that damage your plants. However, they may also affect the bees, the butterflies, and other friendly organisms that live in the same area. Strong chemicals that make up insecticides are the culprit. Exposing … Read more 5 Ways Your Garden May Actually Be Killing Bees
Giraffe Weevil Facts The giraffe weevil (Trachelophorus giraffa) is a form of beetle native to Madagascar, only recently discovered in 2008. The only other known giraffe weevil is found in New Zealand. The neck of the male giraffe weevil is typically 2 to 3 times longer than that of the female. The total body length … Read more Amazing Facts about the Giraffe Weevil
Stick Insects belong to the Phasmatodean Family. Other insects that also belong to the same family are leaf insects, ghost insects, and walking sticks. There are nearly two thousand and eight hundred species within the Phasmatodean family. Stick insects belong to areas having tropical climates and some of them have wings. Stick insects that are … Read more Stick Insects as Exotic Pets? Read this First!