Early Summer Scenes – The Dragonflies

Greetings, BugFans, Spring was long and cool, an arrangement that the BugLady usually applauds (she savors every little step into spring, and she doesn’t like it when the phenology of six weeks is squished into one or two). But this… Read more

Early Summer Scenes

Howdy, BugFans, Well, the sun has solsticed, and it’s all downhill from here. Our pre-Christian, Germanic ancestors, who were more intimately attuned to the rhythms of the sun, correctly celebrated the winter solstice, aka Yule (which may have come from… Read more

Closed for June – Invasion from the Far, Far East

Note: All links below go to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Wisconsin’s Invasive Species month and the BugLady’s month off are drawing to a simultaneous end, and she will be back “live” next week. Not surprisingly, her search for random insects… Read more

Closed for June – Biological Control of Invasives

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady’s favorite cautionary tale about biological control of invasive species concerns rats that jumped ship in Hawaii in mid-1800’s and invaded the sugarcane fields (sugarcane being, of course, an introduced agricultural crop and a mainstay of Island… Read more

Closed for June – An Immigrant Tick

Greetings, BugFans, Today’s episode is a bit of a potpourri. As if we needed another tick, here’s an account of a newcomer. So many invasives, so little time – just in time for gardening season, an earthworm review: here and… Read more

Closed for June – Invasive Spiders

Note: All links below go to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Remember – the BugLady is on vacation for the month of June, hoping for the rain to stop and the temperatures to rise (a little bit – she gets brain-dead… Read more

Fishfly – Again

Note: All links below go to external sites. Salutations, BugFans, After a long cool run-up, we’ve had some July weather at the end of May, which will warm the soil and water and may result in everything popping up at… Read more

Striped Cucumber Beetle

Note: All links except the first one go to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady is not a gardener (she does get pretty excited about the Seed Savers catalog, though, put out by folks who are dedicated to preserving heritage… Read more

Painted Skimmer Dragonflies

Note: All links below go to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady got an email from BugFan Freda the other day saying that she had located two Painted Skimmers at a nearby natural area, and she’d be glad to show… Read more