Maggots on the Compost Bin

I found a little surprise this morning when I headed towards the compost bin. Its lid and sides were covered with maggots. It was a reminder that flies lay eggs if the right smell triggers them to do so, even if there's an obstacle between the potential food source and eggs. The latter eventually turn... Continue Reading →

Birdsfoot Trefoil Takes Over

Birdsfoot trefoil is an attractive relative of a familiar group of species of clovers known as Trifolium, which includes red, white, Swedish, Dutch and nearly 300 other species. Like clovers, it is a useful plant. While it grows on roadsides, it helps control erosion. It feeds both wild animals (geese, deer and elk) and domestic... Continue Reading →

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