"I've had the house for about two years now, but the wasps started nesting in it almost immediately. I bought it at a butterfly festival, but the construction is very basic and would be easy to make.
I agree with you on the hornets. I…"
This nest seems to attract solitary wasps from the genus Passalouecus. They are ideal, as they are not wood boring wasps, but rather use already existing small holes in wood or other things. They feed mainly on aphids and are said to eat more…"
"Joan- I too love to attract beneficial insects to my garden. This is a photo of my solitary wasp house. It's a simple design- a four sided box with a roof on top. You then fill it with pieces of dried bamboo that are about 6…"
"My garden is a complete mess, as I just returned from a trip to Spain and quickly dove back into work. I am a teacher, so the lazy days of summer are behind me and I hope I can catch up before fall planting time. I thought I'd share…"
"Chris- I am so impressed when people use small spaces so wisely. The love of coaxing something to grow, regardless the container or plot of land, is what ties us all together in our love of gardening. One of my favorite gardens was…"
Hi. I'm fairly new, so I checked your profile. I'm a retired middle school science teacher. I also do volunteer service trips for a group called Wilderness Volunteers. Check them out (.org). Trouble is, most of their trips are out west, although I've done 3 in Florida (Caladesi I., off Dunedin).
Hi Annie! It's great that you (as an Atheist that know great deal of science) are teaching science at a private elementary school. ...I always thought that private schools were Christian or some kind of religious schools.
My oldest son lived in Gainesville until he graduated this year in May. He studied electrical engineering at UF. During the first months, after he moved there, we drove from Sanford to Gainesville every other weekend to spend some time with him. The same week when he graduated he was offered a full-time position at a big company in Orlando as an associate engineer (we all were very happy for him). My other two sons (13 and 16) have always been home-schooled, but maybe next year, they will go to a traditional school.
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your article on Friendly Atheist. I'm not sure if I find Kirk Cameron and his talk funny or slightly sinister, but thank you nonetheless for enduring it for our reading pleasure.