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Slugs

Slugs in the Garden

Slugs

Slugs create plenty of damage to fruits, vegetables, plant leaves and seedlings.  What does the damage look like? How can you get rid of these pests in your gardens?

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Safe Solution for Aphids

Safe Solution for Aphids

Safe Solution for Aphids

Every plant can have an aphid issue at some point.  Aphids feed on all plants and leaves by piercing stems and leaves and sucking the fluid out of them. Let’s find out what an aphid is and safe solutions for aphid removal.
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Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly 

The silver-spotted skipper is the largest of the skippers and is most commonly found during the months of June, July, and August in Wisconsin.

They enjoy collecting nectar in open fields of flowers.  The skipper is easy to identify.


It has a brown body, with a few white spots and an orangish yellow band through its wing.

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Monarch Caterpillar Battling Aphids Over Milkweed

One of the largest issues that Monarch caterpillar larvae battle is aphids. Aphids compete for the larvaes food source.


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Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

The calendar states it is spring in Wisconsin, so darn it, warm up already.  Instead, we have 34-degree weather, with tiny, snowflakes drifting down from the sky every once in awhile.  My teens are off for spring break and our family had decided between work schedules and additional commitments, we were staying home for spring break.  This is not our family, is it?

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