Fall webworm nests are everywhere right now. Everything that makes a webbed nest is variously referred to as webworms, tentworms, and bagworms but these are not the same.
I will be in Eugene, Oregon for the next few months. Thanks so much to the great folks at University of Oregon Institute of Ecology and Evolution for hosting me and lending me office space.
As resistant American elms are making a comeback on US streets, so are their pests.
I can expect this encounter to go one of two ways. This is a woman with an insatiable appetite for learning, whose scholastic intrigue cannot keep her from asking me what I am doing, OR she is a slightly disgruntled neighbor. She is the latter.
Pink-striped oakworms are chomping on oak trees in Raleigh right now and leaving piles of frass (poop) in their wake. Spot them on your trees by looking for branches with all of their leaves chewed off.
This is a guest post from our Research Associate, Elsa Youngsteadt A portrait of T.B. Mitchell in the lab. Image courtesy of Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries; photographer unknown. [...]
This is a guest post by Research Associate Elsa Youngsteadt For years, I have felt rather sheepish for never having seen a squash bee. As native bees go, these fetching little stripey, round-faced bees get [...]
This is a guest post by Annemarie Nagle I planted yellow crookneck squash this year as an afterthought, after coming across a half-full packet of seeds and pushing last year’s disappointing crop out of mind [...]
This is a guest post by our Research Associate Elsa Youngsteadt A male cicada killer perches atop a retaining wall, keeping watch over his territory. (Photo: E. Youngsteadt) North Carolina’s steamy July days bring [...]
Hoverfly on Chrysogonum virginianum. Photo: SD Frank You can often see hoverflies zipping in and out of flowers in your garden. They approach a flowering shrub or group of flowering perennials and hover [...]