Critters & Crawlers

Critters & Crawlers

Carpenter Bees: Friend or Foe?

 Should we like Carpenter Bees or not? I guess first of all, I need to confess that I find it hard to tell the difference between these two pollinators, the bumblebee and the carpenter bee. The photos that I have used here, I think, are of the carpenter bee. It seems they like to “rest”…

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The Hummingbirds Are Coming Back!

Speaking from Zone 6 in Ohio, USA I have not yet seen the hummingbird this year. But I am so ready for them! They have been sighted in most states south of me ( Ohio). And I saw a sighting listed for Tennessee, South Carolina , West Virginia, etc  according to tracking sites I found…

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Ohio’s Lovely Cardinals

Here in Ohio, anyone can see a beautiful cardinal easily. Since they are all over the place all year long here in Ohio, just look around and you are bound to see one. Of course, the male cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is the bright red one with the crest and black markings on its head. The…