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Furry Puss Caterpillar - Cute But Dangerous

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Furry Puss Caterpillar - Cute But Dangerous

 

It's oh-so-cute, but oh-so-dangerous - the Southern Flannel moth (Megalopyge opercularis), especially in its caterpillar form. The caterpillar looks kind of like a little pussycat, but it is not to be touched. The soft hair hides venomous spines.

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Nootkatone Is Now Registered By The EPA

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Nootkatone Is Now Registered By The EPA

 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces, "A new active ingredient, discovered and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in insecticides and insect repellents."

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Teaching Little Explorers - Creating Teachable Moments For Children

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Teaching Little Explorers - Creating Teachable Moments For Children

(Photo by Caleb Oquendo from Pexels)

I'm always looking for great ideas to enhance our learning, and I found some to share with you. The National Gardening Association offers some printable downloads for Fall Nature Scavenger Hunts. There's one for younger children, and one for older kids. They're very colorful and the illustrations make them easy to follow.

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Asian Longhorned Ticks Coming Your Way?

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Asian Longhorned Ticks Coming Your Way?

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Since first being reported in the United States, Asian Longhorned Ticks have been found in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Here's what you need to know:

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STOP! Don't plant those seeds!

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STOP! Don't plant those seeds!

 

We reported on Tuesday, 28 July, about the unsolicited importation of mysterious seeds arriving in the U.S. The packages, some labeled as JEWELRY, are simply appearing in mailboxes across the nation.

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