Black and Yellow Garden Spiders, Are They Harmful?

Black and Yellow Garden Spiders, Are They Harmful?

In late summer – early fall it’s not unusual to find what is commonly known as the black and yellow garden spiders in your garden.  Some call it a Writing Spider.

This is because of the obvious zig-zag stitch always found the in the center of their awesome web.

Are the black and yellow garden spiders safe to have around?  What is her purpose?

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How to Feed Pollinators Thru Late Fall

Bumble bee on white bloom

This time of year many are thinking about getting their gardens and homesteads ready for winter.  This is great and actually necessary,  but while we are doing this, we should keep in mind how we can help feed pollinators thru late fall as well.

Pollinators are important to the ecosystem and there are several ways we can help.

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Is Your Yard BEE Friendly?

Is Your Yard Bee Friendly

Why Pollinators are Important

Living on a homestead and trying to grow food, its important to ask ourselves if our yard is bee friendly?  Many, including myself, have taken for granted the importance of beneficial insects and pollinators.  The necessity of them to our gardens including the large farms that are growing acres and acres of food in mass production.

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