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This Month's Feature: How To Welcome Insects Into Your Garden … & Why You Should!


Certain insects are easily recognizable and universally loved. When we see a lady beetle going after a colony of aphids on a milkweed plant, or a praying mantis perched like a sentinel on a kale leaf, we smile and leave them to their good deeds.

However, many of the industrious do-gooders in our gardens take a little more effort to recognize and appreciate. Educating yourself about your backyard insect population may seem like a daunting project,but you’ll soon find yourself fascinated by the life-and-death drama that plays out every day on the leaves of your plants. READ MORE



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