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  • Gardeners’ Gathering

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 “400 Million Years on Six Legs: Evolution of the Insects” Do you appreciate insects or want a greater understanding of insects? Did you know that insects are the primary pollinators of our ecosystems? Did you know...

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  • Hornworms on Tomatoes

    Hornworms are the largest larval insect commonly seen in the garden. Though usually seen on tomato, they can also attack eggplant, pepper, and potato. The larval stage of this insect is a 3 ½- to 4-inch long pale green caterpillar with...

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  • Garden Spiders

    People may become concerned when they see a large, noticeable spider setting up shop in or near the garden. These garden spiders feed on insects and are considered beneficial.       There are actually two common species of garden spiders...

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  • Milkweed Insects

    With all the attention to milkweeds and the decline of monarch butterflies more and more people are searching milkweeds for the monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars.  Often what they find is something else!Gardeners typically find at least 5 common species...

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