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insects

Garden Bug

Could anyone ID this bug,it is being cared for by ants so it could be an aphid of some sort? JennyE

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garden insects

Ants taking over our buffalo lawn!

I have noticed a few ‘dry’ patches where ants infested our lawn, I applied 3:2:1 fertiliser a week ago followed by watering the garden… went away for 4 days only to return and half my lawn is ‘dead’! I now have large dry areas infested by ants with visible ant nests (looks sandy). What do I do to recover my lawn and how do I control or prevent this is future?

Please advice.

Naretha

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insects

lawn spiders

On a recent trip to the Free State I noticed these circular webs all over the lawn at the resort we were staying. On closer inspection, it turned out that these webs were concave, with a small hole in the centre where the spider sits and waits for its prey – interesting hey?

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insects

Organic insect killer

Hi

Any suggestions for an earth friendly way to kill cockroaches?

Angela

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insects sustainability

Bats in the Belfry

I’ve moved into a new house with a new garden (more on that later).  It is a more established garden than my old one, with large trees and a jungly feel.  It also has many more insects and animals, including these super bats who take off each evening at dusk and can be watched from the comfort of the balcony, drink in hand.

In the third photograph, it looks as if the bat is holding a youngster on its belly.  Any idea if it is common for a bat to fly around with its young?  Also, please post any more information on these fascinating creatures in the comment section.

Bats in the Belfry
Bats in the Belfry