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Insects on YouTube

On the theory that we can neither dislike nor advocate for insects unless we know a bit about them,get a fresh cup of tea or coffee and watch these short videos (below) about insects. These are youtube short shots ranging from one minute in length to seven. Some have a musical background and some are silent. There is a written text for the dangerous insects. There is no spoken narration. Enjoy!

Insects in a minute

Another minute with insects

Ten extremely dangerous insects

The Beauty of Insects


The Jumping Spider


 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A TED talk: Respect the Bugs. This is a wonderful film featuring Marc Berman stressing the point (very important to gardeners..as well as the rest of us) that 'respect' is a word built from Latin roots meaning simply "to see again", to "take another look." Berman illustrates the complexity of insect behavior in a single small hole along a California gravel road and then enthusiastically introduces us to the charming (yes, charming) jumping spider. The critter is clever, an impressive technological marvel and astonishingly musical and athletic as a male woos a moderately interested female. It's a fun video to watch and there is much to learn and remember. (Hint: RESPECT begins with 'seeing again!)

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Drowning In Tomatoes? Try Something Different This Year.

 

If you’re a home gardener about to drowned in tomatoes rolling in off the vines and demanding to be consumed before they go bad, hang on. Here comes a life preserver.


I chop up a small bowlful of fresh very ripe tomatoes, add chopped red onion or scallions, minced garlic, chopped fresh basil, and extra-virgin olive oil.  I sometimes add Kalamata olives. I make this dish in the morning and let it set on the kitchen table all day. By evening meal time, the flavors have melded nicely, and I serve it over hot cooked spaghetti noodles and top it with fresh grated parmesan for an easy meal on a hot summer day.


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