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Darren Strenge
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Fall Webworm in Kitsap County
Fall Webworm "tent." Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org. This spring the resurgence of Western Tent Caterpillar ( Malacosoma californicum ) became more noticeable here in Kitsap.  I wrote about it  here .  If you're wo...
Fall Webworm in Kitsap County
Fall Webworm in Kitsap County
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My Non-Scientific Vinegar Weed Killer Experiment
My "Driveway".  Yes, that weed strip down the center is growing on a gravel driveway.  It is green in August because I had my tomatoes on top of it (moved to the left in the image). I have an old gravel driveway.  I don't think it's been re-graveled during ...
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New Publications Tab
I just added a tab to the blog for items that have been published in blog posts.  I'm hoping this will make it easier to find these items (graphics, PDFs, etc.) rather than having to search my posts.  So far there are only two items there.  More will be add...
New Publications Tab
New Publications Tab
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How Do I Know When to Water My Plant?
I briefly discussed water and garden plants in a previous post .  But the topic is worthy of much more Image by Northwest Garden Diagnostics, 2014 discussion than is worthy of a single blog post. To help the more novice gardeners among us figure out if a pl...
How Do I Know When to Water My Plant?
How Do I Know When to Water My Plant?
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Blog for Nature Geeks
I found a blog on the web that I think is worth checking out: www.wildpnw.com  if you're an uber nature geek.  Great writing and great photos!
Blog for Nature Geeks
Blog for Nature Geeks
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My Mini-Horde of Tent Caterpillars
The emergence of tent caterpillar adults (moths!) seems to be peaking.  They're congregating in larger numbers around my porch light. The photo above shows only a small fraction of the moths that collected around the light.  Almost all were female.  A few m...
My Mini-Horde of Tent Caterpillars
My Mini-Horde of Tent Caterpillars
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Tent Caterpillar Moths Are Flying Now
Jerald E. Dewey, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org The tent caterpillars that were eating are trees until recently are still around although not so active.  Some though have already cocooned and pupated, emerging as mating adults. They're out laying the gold...
Tent Caterpillar Moths Are Flying Now
Tent Caterpillar Moths Are Flying Now
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Is Your Soil Dry?
After two decades of post college gardening experience, I've learned that watering plants is not nearly as simple as people seem to think it is (or should be).  I've worked at a couple different plant nurseries in my time.  Everyday people would come in wit...
Is Your Soil Dry?
Is Your Soil Dry?
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Beach Botanizing
Fay Bainbridge Park.  Photo from the BI Parks & Rec website. “Botanizing” is the act of studying plants, usually in their natural habitat.  In my case that typically means looking for plants I’m not familiar with, identifying them, and if appropriate tastin...
Beach Botanizing
Beach Botanizing
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, part 2
This article is part 2 of my previous BMSB article found here . BMSB Nymphs.  Two nymphal stages are present.  Note the color difference Gary Bernon, USDA
APHIS, Bugwood.org Now is a good time to be on the lookout for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)...
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, part 2
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, part 2
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