beneficial insects

Framed for Murder: Not the Pests You Might suspect

Framed for Murder: Not the Pests You Might suspect

Dear Friend,I am writing to you today to ask your assistance in righting an egregious wrong, which has been foisted on an innocent population for decades — nay, centuries. It's time to set the record straight.

Mothering a Moth

Mothering a Moth

Greetings from the coop! Spring is here and so are the chicks! They were hatched on March 19th, so they are barely two and a half weeks old. They arrived at the very end of March and seem to be settling in just fine. They are beyond adorable.  ... I fed it Fuchsias from my garden. I did this for several days until I realized it had stopped feeding and had burrowed under the moss. It was pupating! A large brown chrysalis lay in the leaf debris. I kept it out on a sheltered porch during most of the winter, bringing it indoors during harder freezes, then back out for the remainder of the winter.