Tag: insects

My Native Front Yard – Wild Geranium

Last year I converted my front yard into a native habitat. Goodbye grass, hello native plants! Why? To save the insects. First, lawn grass does not benefit much in nature. If there is little rain, you must supplement with water from your hose. Water…

Summer Insects Watercolor

Summer. A time to slow down…enjoy the weather. A time to place a thin blanket on the ground, sit, and have lunch on the grass not a table. Soak in those rays while you’re at it! Summer is also a time for insects. It’s…

No Bugs Only Blood…Mine

I’m on a gall mission. I’m determined to find an insect in an un-evacuated gall. When I saw these shrubs covered in beautiful galls I thought I had my chance: Studying hundreds of galls with tiny holes (escape exits made by the insect) I…

Asian Ladybugs Hibernating Sketch

Oh Boy! Look what I found! It’s a cluster of Asian Ladybugs (or Lady Beetles) hibernating under tree bark: I’m currently reading a wonderful book by Bernd Heinrich titled, Winter World.  In Heinrich’s book he describes various animal techniques for survival in the winter….