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Got Milkweed?

At the entrance to Hoboken, my hometown, are several signs: “Bike-friendly community,” “Nuclear-free zone,” and even “Mental condition stigma-free zone.” I’d like to add my own sign to the group—one that is at least as accurate as those: “Butterfly-friendly zone.” … Continue reading

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Ladybugs vs. Aphids (Guess Who’s Winning?)

As I walked past my pepper plants the other day, I looked down and saw a ladybug. First thought: “Yay, a ladybug.” Second thought: “Uh-oh. What is she finding to eat?” Ladybugs are known as gardeners’ friends because their favorite … Continue reading

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