Image of bug bites on leg.

If the Mosquitoes Always Go Straight for You, Here's What You Need to Know

Image of bug bites on leg.

Camel spiders (Solifugae)  These terrifying creatures became infamous when American soldiers who had returned home from Iraq told of cat size spiders that could bite chunks out of human flesh. Solifugae are not actually true spiders but belong to a distinct arachnid order.

Camel spiders (Solifugae) These terrifying creatures became infamous when American soldiers who had returned home from Iraq told of cat size spiders that could bite chunks out of human flesh. Solifugae are not actually true spiders but belong to a distinct arachnid order.

19 photos de papillons de jour et de nuit, avant et après leur métamorphose.

19 photos de papillons de jour et de nuit, avant et après leur métamorphose.

This blog features cute, interesting, and/or expressive animals. There will be no animals in hats or other outfits unless it is apparent that the animal actually likes the hat or outfit. There may be a disproportionate number of cats because cats are...

Image of bug bites on leg.

If the Mosquitoes Always Go Straight for You, Here's What You Need to Know

Image of bug bites on leg.

Indonesian photographer Uda Dennie documents how fashionable jumping spiders look wearing water droplets as hats.

Indonesian photographer Uda Dennie documents how fashionable jumping spiders look wearing water droplets as hats.

Green triangle faced praying mantis up close and personal. Too close, seems to bare teeth at you! Enlarge to notice the details of the antennae.  Over 2,400 species of mantis, whose diet changes as it ages. Closest relatives: termites & cockroaches. NOT same as stick or leaf insects with raptor like front legs. Can see up to 65 feet / 20 meters!

Green triangle faced praying mantis up close and personal. Too close, seems to bare teeth at you! Enlarge to notice the details of the antennae. Over 2,400 species of mantis, whose diet changes as it ages. Closest relatives: termites & cockroaches. NOT same as stick or leaf insects with raptor like front legs. Can see up to 65 feet / 20 meters!

Never in my life have I ever had so many mosquito bites than last summer at our cabin. My legs and feet were covered in angry, red, and painfully itchy bites. Everything in my herbal kit was for cuts, bruises, and burns. How could I have forgotten to bring my black drawing salve for bug … … Continue reading →

Down to earth, online herbal and preparedness education and articles.

Never in my life have I ever had so many mosquito bites than last summer at our cabin. My legs and feet were covered in angry, red, and painfully itchy bites. Everything in my herbal kit was for cuts, bruises, and burns. How could I have forgotten to bring my black drawing salve for bug … … Continue reading →

Image of bug bites on leg.

If the Mosquitoes Always Go Straight for You, Here's What You Need to Know

Image of bug bites on leg.

Recipe with video instructions: Even your furry, four-legged friend can participate in Easter festivities with dog-friendly peanut butter and pumpkin cookies. Ingredients: Cookie Dough:, 2/3 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling), ¼ cup natural peanut butter, 2 large eggs, 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus extra for dusting your surface, Icing:, cream cheese , fresh raspberries, fresh blackberries, turmeric powder

Easter Cookies for Dogs

Recipe with video instructions: Even your furry, four-legged friend can participate in Easter festivities with dog-friendly peanut butter and pumpkin cookies. Ingredients: Cookie Dough:, 2/3 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling), ¼ cup natural peanut butter, 2 large eggs, 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus extra for dusting your surface, Icing:, cream cheese , fresh raspberries, fresh blackberries, turmeric powder

BLACK WIDOW SPIDER (L. hesperus)  -  ©NTI for the Daily Mail    Not uncommon in our neighborhood, but still surprised to find THREE of them decided to make a nest under my dish drainer this week - EEEEEEEK!    Sadly, the click through is to an article from 2008, reporting their expansion into the U.K.        Black Widow spiders inhabit most of the warmer regions of the world to a latitude of about 45 degrees N. and S.      They occur throughout all four deserts of the American Southwest…

BLACK WIDOW SPIDER (L. hesperus) - ©NTI for the Daily Mail Not uncommon in our neighborhood, but still surprised to find THREE of them decided to make a nest under my dish drainer this week - EEEEEEEK! Sadly, the click through is to an article from 2008, reporting their expansion into the U.K. Black Widow spiders inhabit most of the warmer regions of the world to a latitude of about 45 degrees N. and S. They occur throughout all four deserts of the American Southwest…

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