No matter where you go, insects have people hugely outnumbered. But there are far more beneficial bugs than harmful ones.
This is a close-up look at a snowy tree cricket. You can see if you recognize its call here.
Planting a mixed landscape provides a diverse habitat for the insects that prey on garden pests.
Encouraging beneficial insects is a year-round endeavor, and a key component is planting sources of nectar that will be in bloom as the desirable bugs are emerging.
For more information about the workshop on"Garden Allies: Beneficial Insects and Other Helpful Garden Denizens" on October 25th at SSU, click here.