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Spined soldier bug eating Mexican bean beetle larvae. Photo: USDA
Spined soldier bug eating Mexican bean beetle larvae. Photo: USDA

Bugs in your garden? Look closer!

Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy confesses a passion for beneficial insects in her weekly conversation with Martha Foley. In fact, she says some of the creepiest looking insects are among the best. They talk about ladybug larva and other alligator-like young, spined soldier bugs, hover flies, and more.  Go to full article

Winter's aftermath: moles, voles and other troubles

The first surveys of the lawn and garden after snow-melt usually show just what rodents have been up to over the winter. Piles of dirt mean a mole underground. Tunnels snaking just under the surface of the grass mean voles, or meadow mice, have been active. Cornell Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy reviews the damage in her weekly conversation with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

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