Category Archives: bugs/animals

Scott Fights Scotts

There’s a creek that runs through my neighborhood.  I walk it frequently.  I consider myself the unofficial keeper of this creek, as I uproot invasive mustard plants and pick up dozens of bags of trash along a mile stretch of the … Continue reading

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Man Walks Dog, Terrorizes Neighborhood

When my wife and I were looking for a house to buy 15 years ago, I told her about a rule I had: the “let-the-dog-out-without-worrying-about-it-getting-hit-by-a-car” rule.  I wasn’t even sure we’d ever get a dog, but figured this rule would also … Continue reading

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It’s A Jungle In Here

When I was a kid (early 20’s), I swore off red meat for about 3 years.  Didn’t touch it.  I remember explaining to my friends that I would not eat mammals because they were most intelligent.  I eat red meat … Continue reading

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My Pesticides

When I was a teen, my mom would take me to Smithsonian lectures on wolves, raptors, bees, bats, etc. After attending a lecture on bats, we apparently had an “in” with the speaker as I found myself at the “after-party” dinner with him (I use … Continue reading

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Extreme Bees

I got myself a beehive this spring.  So far, so good!  This is a pic of my bees’ version of air-conditioning… Having bees is fun and interesting.  I love watching their progress as they fill their ever-expanding hive with honey and … Continue reading

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