What's This Doing In My Garden? When to worry and when not to


I'm passionate about the natural world, and I'm on a mission to help people understand and appreciate every part of the life around them. When I was little, I was head-over-heels in love with every single flying or crawling thing I could find. Pretty soon I was the neighborhood's bug expert, and people would bring me caterpillars and other insects to identify. More...

Insect News – what's humming, what's buzzing, and what's coming

Who's That Cat? 

Let Fred identify the caterpillar you found

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