Category Archives: Uncategorized

Protecting Pollinators in Your Lawn

Managed lawns, especially golf courses or other sport turf get insect damage that must be controlled. Homeowners who want a picture perfect lawn may treat as well. However, treatments that kill insect pests may also kill beneficial insects including pollinators. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

2017 Tippecanoe Butterfly Encounter

This Saturday July 15, 2017, we will conduct our annual counts of butterflies at the Evonic Corporation Nature Center.  We will meet at 10:30 am, Count from 11am to 12:30 and tabulate and discuss the results between 12:30 and 1. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Mosquitoes and Inequality

Rising income inequality is a hot topic in the US in 2017. Poor people are often congregated in neighborhoods with lower services and lower quality. A study in Baltimore found that inequality applies to the distribution of Asian Tiger Mosquitoes. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Right of Way for Monarchs

Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that they will join neighboring states in altering mowing practices. In the past, Illinois has varied the width of the strip that is mowed next to roadways. Mowing improves visibility and prevents hazards such … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Cleaning Bees

From the NYTimes: https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000005089002

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Celebrating Insects and Culture

In mid April, Mexico City has the Festín de Insectos Comestibles. Over 5 thousand people visit to taste the roasted maguey worms, crispy beetle bonbons and mosquito-egg tacos. The festival offers a chance to recognize the folk wisdom of women … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Living With Shot Hole Borer

West Coast trees in the US are being attacked by shot hole borers. The beetles are in the genus, Euwallacea that insect biologists suspect* is a multi-species complex rather than a single species. The Tea Shot Hole Borer, Euwallacea fornicatus, is an invasive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment