When I started this blog, I didn’t think I’d ever run out of insect knowledge to talk about. Lately, I’ve been having some writers block. In my cue of blogs, I have the beginnings of some that will be great – whenever I get them finished. I was hoping to have one completed about ticks and Lyme disease long before now, but I just can’t get the words to come out.
I have neglected my flower beds all season. Over the Labor Day weekend, I made myself pull all the weeds. I was pleasantly surprised to find some surviving marigolds under that ruffage (sp.) Next year, I want to find a creeping rose bush to fill that space.
On the back part of our 3 acre property, there are some wild sunflowers growing. I dead headed them to save the seeds. I know they will be extra tall, so those will go under my kitchen window. The sunflowers already had some pollinators attached to them. Several butterflies, a grasshopper, and a bumblebee were among the crew.
I have an entire store room of pesticides that could be used to control insects, but I know how important pollinators are to our food chain. So, I will continue to be diligent about where not to apply chemicals.
I created an ad for my business using an app. When it was posted, one viewer has some disparaging comments. I used a picture of Monarch butterfly caterpillars. This person criticized me for “not being very good at my job!” I am great at my job, and I know the difference between a pest insect compared to a beneficial one.
I swapped the photo on the ad and reposted. No response… I guess you could say it was just the sound of crickets. Looks like I did have something to say after all.