Ah, Humbug!

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey    12/6/13

It's no secret that bugs often get a bad rap.

Take the negative expression, "Bah, Humbug!" uttered by Ebenezer Scrooge, a Charles Dickens character.

Now it seems that everyone who dislikes Christmas says it, with an emphasis on "bug."

Why not turn things around and say "Ah, humbug!" Think of the hum of the buzzing honey bees on a warm summer day.

Or even a cold wintry day. 

Yesterday as the temperature hovered at 48 to 49 degrees on the University...


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(Note: You can purchase the Baja fairy duster (Calliandra caifornica), as well as many bee friendly native plants, at The Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley, CA. Their winter sale is from December 7-31)