scoliid wasps visit mountain mint (pycnanthemum spp.)
Scoliidae are predatory, using green junebug larva (scarab beetles) and Japanese beetle grubs as hosts for their children.
Have a japanese beetle Infestation? These guys may be just what the doctor ordered!
We all remember Monty python and the Holy Grail, It’s being put on at the Theatre Macon July 5-20.
A treat for all Monty Python fans, the play worked in the best parts from the movie… while updating a few bits in the true MP tradition.
Wanna be a knight of my round table?
Bring out the dead!
The Lady of the lake
The Holy Grail
The Knights of NI!
Vast and expensive forest
None may pass
Holy Hand Grenade
Look on the bright side of life.
Beautyberry, (Callicarpa americana)
I posted the top pic at facebook and asked for guesses… took about 10 minutes to get a correct response.
Smallanthus uvedalius, bear’s foot flower
Relative of yacón
Potential pollen donor for a cold-hardy version?
I tasted a chunk of the tuber recently… tasted like a sun choke… Would feel a lot safer tasting this plant if I could find any information anywhere regarding edibility.
A couple of days ago, my daughter and her teammate were at soccer practice when a ball went into this brushy area (please see picture). The girls reached into this to retrieve the ball and each girl had little spots of blood on the hand as well as a very bad burning sensation which occurred immediately and lasted all day in to the evening. The area was instantly red and almost blistered looking Both still have on their hands what looks like a burn two days later. Please help us identify!
Gifts from the horse farm.
Thorny amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus)
While I keep some of the amaranths, this one isn’t a keeper… These pricker weeds can infest the entire garden, plus the entire yard after one season’s production of seed.
Brown Dragonfly (Celithemis eponia)