Tag: Insects and Gardening

These Are The Insects In Your Neighborhood

Book Review: Bees, Wasps, and Ants, by Eric Grissell I picked this book up because I wanted to know more about insects. Eric Grissell, a research entomologist, is a good source for such knowledge. This particular book focuses on the order Hymenoptera, which consists (as the title suggests) of bees, wasps, and ants. Also sawflies. …

You Need a Lot of Caterpillars to Raise a Chickadee

There was a column by Douglas Tallamy in the New York Times about a week ago. Tallamy, you probably know, is the entomologist and author of Bringing Nature Home, which makes the case for native plants as a foundation of a healthy garden ecology. All right, I know I write about this stuff a lot, …