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BCGC May Meeting - Tues. 26th 7:00 p.m.

posted May 13, 2015, 5:37 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener
Don't Squash that Bug!
 Think Before you Squash it!   The Nature and Kinds of Insects in Bowie Backyards. 

The Bowie-Crofton Garden Club’s resident entomologist who works for Maryland Department of Agriculture will walk us through the wonders of our six legged friends and enemies at the next Bowie-Crofton Garden Club meeting on Tuesday May 26th at 7 PM. 

As she likes to say “Many insects are harmless and essential to the well-being of the backyard.”  “For feeding their young almost all birds depend on the high protein content of insects.” Food from bird feeders does little good in feeding baby birds. 

 Common insect identification and their habits will be discussed.  Bring living sample of insects found in the back yard right now.   Please bring them live in a transparent container with some small holes for air.  As our resident entomologist says, “Let most of the insects in the yard alone, they harm no one and help many,”   There will be comments made on truly problem insects such as the Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Beetles and best ways to deal with these non-native insects.   A short discussion on your apple tree care will be conducted as well.  Take selfees of the young apple trees to share with the group, just like grandchildren, and forward to well before the meeting for us to display to the group during the program.