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    Cutworms feast at night on your garden bounty

    Here in Mississippi we have the advantage of an extended growing season, and many people either have planted or are going to be planting their second crops of peppers and tomatoes. The drawback to this is that the wee beasties that love to munch on our tender young plants are at their population...


    Cicada killer wasps are bad news - for cicadas

    'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" has the words "don't panic" inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover. Words to live by when unexpectedly confronted by the presence of a cicada killer wasp. It is far and away the largest wasp in North America (the western tarantula hawk is longer, ...


    Foxes will adapt appetite to whatever's handy

    I had to travel to Mississippi State University last week for a meeting. I left my house at 5:15 a.m. As I neared Tradition on Mississippi 67, a flash of white, crossing the road, appeared in my headlights. It was quickly followed by three smaller (but red) versions of itself. What I'd seen was ...