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May or June Beetle?
May or June Beetle?

When most of us hear the term “June Bug,” we think of the beetles that littered our front porches during the summer months. We probably stepped on more than we needed to – that satisfying crunch making them the equivalent of insect bubble wrap. Hard Shell to Crack...

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Murder Hornets? Really?????
Murder Hornets? Really?????

The year 2020 is a lot of things: The year of the Eye, for obvious reasons; in the Chinese zodiac the year of the Rat, which seems strangely appropriate; the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, and as such, the year of the Nurse and the Midwife...which also seems...

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Celebrating Mothers on May 10!
Celebrating Mothers on May 10!

This Sunday, we will honor the women in our lives. While the day is named for and commemorates the woman who gave birth to us, in recent years, we’ve informally expanded the celebration. Now, we tend to include all of the ladies who helped raise us – mothers,...

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May Day? Mayflies!
May Day? Mayflies!

As Spring quickly plows into our perpetual 80-degrees plus Summer, the month of May offers an opportunity to experience one of God’s stranger insect creations, the Mayfly. Technically, ephemeroptera aren’t actual flies. They’re aquatic insects, more closely related to...

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Today is National Picnic Day!
Today is National Picnic Day!

Did you know our word picnic comes from a French term? The phrase pique-nique roughly translates to "bring a little or almost nothing". It became popular in the mid-1600’s as shorthand for couples who would bring their own wine to dinner. In the Middle Ages, the...

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April Showers… Bring Bugs?
April Showers… Bring Bugs?

We all know the popular catch phrase, “April showers bring May flowers,” but did you know the saying actually comes from the prologue to Chaucher’s Canterbury Tales? Sometimes those English Lit classes really do come in handy! Of course, here on the Gulf Coast of...

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Happy Easter – To New Beginnings
Happy Easter – To New Beginnings

None of us could have expected this back in January when we celebrated the start of the New Year. We heard the first reports coming out of China of a new flu-related virus. But who knew it would be having such an impact on us as we prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday....

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In Like a Lion but out like a…?
In Like a Lion but out like a…?

You’ve probably heard the popular weather phrase referenced above. In reality, it’s closer to an old wives’ tale than an accurate weather predictor. And we know it probably originated in the Midwest or the Northeast, so even if it was true, it has little to do with...

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Do Mosquitoes Spread COVID-19?
Do Mosquitoes Spread COVID-19?

In times like these it seems that fear and worry are the number one things on people’s minds. Fear of Coronavirus. Fear of being alone. Fear of being stranded without the necessary essentials. Fear of not having money for your mortgage, rent, or food. Fear of getting...

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