December 13, 2018
Tree-killing Insect Confirmed in Tarrant County
December 7, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas—Reports of the presence of the deadly emerald ash borer (EAB) in Tarrant County have been confirmed. EAB has infested and killed ash trees in the Eagle Mountain Lake area.
Texas A&M Forest Service began investigating within
December 3, 2018
Texans can prevent the spread of oak wilt disease
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, and it has been known to kill oak trees in Central Texas at epidemic proportions. Texas A&M Forest Service urges Texans, hunters
November 2, 2018
Quick Update on Possible Emerald Ash Borer in Tarrant County
As reported last month, a keen-eyed young naturalist in Fort Worth submitted an observation of a green beetle on iNaturalist that was later identified as a possible emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis, EAB). State and federal biologists quickly mobilized to
August 9, 2018
2018 International Tree Climbing Championship – Winners
Congratulations to James Kilpatrick (New Zealand Chapter) and Krista Strating (Ontario Chapter) on their wins this week at the 2018 International Tree Climbing Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Our own Jimmy Prichard finished 24th out of 49 and Star Quintero placed
July 30, 2018
Emerald Ash Borer Texas Update
Emerald ash borer makes a move
Texas A&M Forest Service has conducted surveys for emerald ash borer for several years. Large purple sticky traps are placed in trees to attract and entrap the beetles.
Ever since the dreaded emerald ash borer (EAB)
May 22, 2018
Identification, Images, & Information For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin For the United States & Canada
All Abuzz About Bugs!
We are an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.
We enjoy the opportunity to instill in others the fascination and appreciation that we share for
December 12, 2017
Have you ever seen a dark orange to purple mushroom at the base of a tree trunk or out in the grass around a tree? It might be Ganoderma, a saprophytic fungus that almost always results in death of the
December 5, 2017
My Land Management Connector
The Texas A&M Forest Service has developed a new innovative online application called “My Land Management Connector.” It is located on the Texas Forest Information Portal at http://texasforestinfo.tamu.edu/. My Land Management Connector is an application that connects homeowners/landowners with