With autumn here, we wanted to remind everyone of a few important items: Clean/inspect your gutters - Make sure your down spouts are connected and that rain water is diverted away from the foundation of the home before the heavy rains start. Check for leaks - After/during a rainstorm, poke your head into your attic
This Katydid joined us on the slide at Lake Jane park on September 30th in Bonney lake Washington. The long antenna and leaf like wings differ from Grasshoppers. Jack was enjoying himself on the slide when he noticed he was sharing the toys with the little green insect. I took the photo with my Samsung
I worked on the bee hive today as I was getting a small amount of rain water entering the top of the hive. The video shows the underside with the vent holes. My hive contains Carniolan Honey Bees which are a subspecies of the western honey bee. More information can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carniolan_honey_bee.
These pavement ants were seen in Lake Chelan, WA. Their formal name is Tetramorium caespitum. They are a member of the Arthropoda phylum. Their name refers to being found typical in the pavement of sidewalks, patios and driveways. You can find more information at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavement_ant.