13 Ladybug Species Found in the United States (w/Pics)

13 Ladybug Species Found in the United States (w/Pics)

What types of ladybugs live in the United States?   It is not surprising that the ladybug is one of the most beloved insects in the world!   First, ladybugs are small, beautiful creatures that feature vibrant red or yellow colors. I also think most people appreciate the fact that they don’t bite or sting humans. πŸ™‚   But the main reason that ladybugs are […]

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15 Types of Bees in the United States! (w/Pics)

15 Types of Bees in the United States! (w/Pics)

What kinds of bees can you find in the United States? Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you’re here for one of two reasons. Maybe you came to see how to get RID of bees because you can’t stand them! Or, maybe you want to know more about these pollinating insects.Β Β    If you don’t like bees or you’re even a bit scared of […]

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21 Weird (but COMMON) Caterpillars in the USA! (w/Pics)

21 Weird (but COMMON) Caterpillars in the USA! (w/Pics)

What kinds of caterpillars can you find in the United States?   Caterpillars are some of the MOST fascinating insects in the world! It always amazes me that caterpillars eventually turn into butterflies or moths.   There are hundreds of different caterpillar species found in the United States!   Since it would be impossible to list them all in one article, I chose the most […]

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10 Scorpion Species Found in the United States! (w/Pics)

10 Scorpion Species Found in the United States! (w/Pics)

What types of scorpions are found in the United States?   All the scorpions living in the United States are nocturnal carnivores, so they are most easily seen at night. But did you know that all scorpions glow a bright blueish color under ultraviolet light?   So many times, people take blacklights out in the desert to help them find and observe scorpions!   Check […]

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14 Ticks Species Found in the United States! (w/ PICS)

14 Ticks Species Found in the United States! (w/ PICS)

What kinds of ticks are found in the United States?   First, let’s get all the myths out of the way. Ticks do not fly, leap or fall from trees! They don’t even have eyes and must wait for a host to pass by. Just imagine waiting for food to cross your path before you can eat.   These blood-sucking parasitic arachnids feed on a […]

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The 34 Types of Bats Found in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

The 34 Types of Bats Found in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

How can anyone in the United States think that bats are scary?   Despite what you see in the movies, these fascinating flying mammals wouldn’t hurt a fly! Well, technically, they would hurt a fly, or a mosquito, or a moth. But other than that, bats are harmless. πŸ™‚   Did you know there are 34 kinds of bats in the United States?   It’s […]

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35 Common Butterflies in the United States! (ID Guide)

35 Common Butterflies in the United States! (ID Guide)

“What kinds of butterflies can you find in the United States?” I love watching butterflies in my neighborhood! It’s amazing to see the incredible variety of different colors, patterns, and sizes.   There are hundreds of kinds of butterflies in the United States! Since it would be impossible to list them all in one article, I chose the most common and exciting species to share […]

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26 Common Spiders Found in the United States! (2022)

26 Common Spiders Found in the United States! (2022)

“What kinds of spiders can you find in the United States?“   Many people are terrified of spiders and find them extremely creepy. This is unfortunate because they are crucial to our environment and are incredibly interesting creatures!   Luckily, most spiders are harmless, and they control the insect population. In fact, without spiders, our food supply would be in jeopardy!   Today, you are […]

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What Poisonous Spiders Live in The United States? (6 w/Pics)

What Poisonous Spiders Live in The United States? (6 w/Pics)

Luckily, there are ONLY six types of poisonous spiders in the United States!   And fortunately, they only bite when disturbed or provoked. It’s important to remember that spiders would rather run away from you than bite. If you come across one of the spiders listed below, please DO NOT DISTURB!   Did you know that spiders are considered venomous, NOT poisonous?   There’s a […]

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17 FUN Facts About Bats You Can’t Resist! (2022)

17 FUN Facts About Bats You Can’t Resist! (2022)

Are you ready to learn some fun facts about bats?     These flying mammals are incredibly unique. Even though they are common across almost the entire planet, people rarely see them because most species are nocturnal.   Today, you are going to learn 17 interesting bat facts!   Fact #7 below is my favorite. In fact, it’s the reason that I try to attract […]

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7 Easy Ways To Attract Bats To Your Yard! (2022)

7 Easy Ways To Attract Bats To Your Yard! (2022)

Do you want to learn how to attract bats?   Well, you have come to the right place!   Attracting bats and creating a bat-friendly habitat is not only easy but can be a great deal of fun.   Today, you are going to learn 7 different ways you can encourage these small mammals to visit or roost in your backyard.   Many people wonder […]

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7 Ways to Keep Bees Off Your Hummingbird Feeders!

7 Ways to Keep Bees Off Your Hummingbird Feeders!

How do you keep bees away from your hummingbird feeders?   Almost everyone who feeds hummingbirds has had to deal with bees competing for the delicious nectar. Yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets are especially frustrating when the feeders are close to your house because then these insects are more likely to bother or even sting you!   Not to mention that a feeder full of […]

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17 Ways to Attract MORE Butterflies! (2022)

17 Ways to Attract MORE Butterflies! (2022)

How do you attract butterflies to your yard?   I have been pondering this question recently after visiting my grandparents. They have managed to create an incredible pollinator garden in their backyard, full of beautiful flowers that bloom throughout the whole summer.   One of their favorite activities is watching butterflies flutter around their yard.   My grandpa has even built a small, screened house […]

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34 Host Plants For Butterflies & Caterpillars (New Guide)

34 Host Plants For Butterflies & Caterpillars (New Guide)

FLOWERS get all the attention when it comes to attracting butterflies!   With their bright, beautiful, nectar-filled blooms, it’s easy to see why gardeners love providing flowers to encourage butterflies to visit their backyards. *CLICK HERE to skip directly to the list of butterfly host plants!* But I want you to stop and think about the butterfly life cycle:   As you can see, there […]

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Bee Houses 101: Where to buy & how to use them! [2022]

Bee Houses 101: Where to buy & how to use them! [2022]

Bee houses seem to be showing up everywhere!     For example, just in the last month, I have seen bee houses for sale at a local hardware store, a giant homemade structure at the park, and there were even a few small bee houses in a pollinator garden at a playground I take my kids to!   I was intrigued about purchasing and setting […]

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22 PROVEN Flowers That Attract BEES! [2022 Guide]

22 PROVEN Flowers That Attract BEES! [2022 Guide]

“Wait, you want me to ATTRACT bees?“ The first time I heard that people actually want bees in their backyard I thought they were a bit crazy!   It seemed like I was just asking to get stung, or worse, one of my small children getting hurt and never wanting to go outside again! Quick Links! The 22 Best Flowers For Bees 4 Tips for […]

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20 PROVEN Plants That Attract Butterflies [2022 Guide]

20 PROVEN Plants That Attract Butterflies [2022 Guide]

So you are looking for plants that attract butterflies?   Well, you are not alone!   Butterfly gardening – the art of planting flowers and plants to entice butterflies into your yard – is rapidly growing in popularity. *Skip directly to the 20 featured butterfly plants!* Most gardeners have realized these winged beauties not only play an important role in pollinating other plants, but they […]

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