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Not all Daddy-Long-Legs are Spiders!
Not all Daddy-Long-Legs are Spiders!

As we reach the midpoint of October and our special series on spiders, we’d like to talk about some often seen creatures that are sometimes spiders… and sometimes not! Among the more popular spiders that creep people out when they spot them indoors are Daddy Long...

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Fall Means More Spiders Inside
Fall Means More Spiders Inside

As we cruise into the second week of October, you’ve probably noticed a lot of new seasonal items at our local stores. No, not the Christmas stuff – yes, we know it’s already on shelves, and Starbucks started doing their PSL’s in August! But we tend to be more...

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Wasps Crave Sugar – Especially in the Fall!
Wasps Crave Sugar – Especially in the Fall!

Growing up, one of the elderly ladies in our church was known for proudly declaring that she always ate her dessert first. She believed that while food that was good for us was necessary, taking pleasure in eating sweets was just as important – especially as she...

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Collecting Insects – An Interesting Hobby?
Collecting Insects – An Interesting Hobby?

We talk a lot about the diversity in creation and the interesting things we discover about insects. We’re always learning more about and from them. A lot of times, those articles come about because of scientific studies and research. But it might surprise you to know...

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The Invisible Human?
The Invisible Human?

We love living in the tropical paradise here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. But there is one major irritant we just can’t seem to get away from. Sure, hurricanes pop up from time to time, but we’re plagued almost year round by our “state insect,” the mosquito. But now...

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The Unofficial End of Summer
The Unofficial End of Summer

This week, we flip the calendar from August to September, and the kids go back to school. Although summer doesn’t officially end until September 22, this upcoming weekend has long been considered the end of summer. We do picnics, take one last family trip to the...

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The Love Bug Myth
The Love Bug Myth

Most of the rest of the United States is preparing for the fall season to begin. But while they look forward to leaves changing color, we have our own fall tradition – love bug season! God only knows why we suffer from two seasons of these highway terrors every year,...

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World Mosquito Day
World Mosquito Day

Yes, we know… Here on the Gulf Coast of Florida it seems like every day is a mosquito day. Why do we need a holiday for it? There’s actually a really good reason for it! On August 20, 1897, Dr. Sir Ronald Ross uncovered the link between mosquitoes and the transmission...

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Friday the 13th!
Friday the 13th!

Glancing at the calendar, tomorrow is Friday the 13th of August. While we can experience up to three of these “scary” days in a year – 2020 had two! – this is the only time we’ll see it this year. Superstitions are strange and unusual creatures. Some of them seem...

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