Monthly Archives: May 2013

Carpenter Bees

The Eastern Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa virginica) has been busy at the 40 Acre Woods.  The Month of May is when the females start looking for a fine piece of lumber to drill a hole in and make a nest, unfortunately … Continue reading

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Smilax makes me smile

I have called it Greenbrier or Bull-brier all my life, this large thorny vine has scratched me up many times as I ran through the woods of Kentucky as a boy.  I developed a dislike for this tough vine early … Continue reading

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