Don’t fret over (a few) dead bees

Dead carpenter bee. Photo: SDF In spring carpenter bees, Xylocopa virginica, begin emerging from their winter hibernation. Many people are not concerned about dead bees but instead become alarmed when swarms of live [...]

2017-06-16T15:14:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Get ready for oak felt scales

Oak eriococcin scale eggs spill out after removing the white cover. Photo: SDF We have written before about felt scales on oak trees. Oak eriococcin scales, Eriococcus quercus, are one of the earliest scale [...]

2017-06-16T15:18:04+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|