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{Nature_and_Environment.71.1}: Glen Marks {wotan} Thu, 03 Jun 2004 20:59:56 CDT (4 lines)

Upcoming tv program featuring author of new book about how locusts
impacted the U.S. frontier:

http://www.booktv.org/History/index.asp?segID=4601&schedID=280

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.2}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Thu, 03 Jun 2004 21:03:24 CDT (HTML)

That's nice Glen, but I'd appreciate it if you are going to start a topic if you would at least post your own ideas and thoughts on the topic subject rather than just a link. What you are doing doesn't really seed a conversation.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.3}: Glen Marks {wotan} Thu, 03 Jun 2004 21:39:43 CDT (4 lines)

If you want to see a movie with a spectacular locust infestation
scene, try THE GOOD EARTH:

http://www.epinions.com/content_122623594116

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.4}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Thu, 03 Jun 2004 22:36:48 CDT (HTML)

Glen, if you want to start a topic in here for Nature related links and confine your incessant linking to that topic fine but I'd appreciate it if you'd either engage other posters, include your own original content in posts or refrain from this habit of just posting links. This is supposed to be a discussion forum, not a bulletin board or a telephone pole for posting bills...

If you don't heed my request I'm shutting this topic down and deleting every one of your posts that contain only links and no content. You are adding nothing here.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.5}: Glen Marks {wotan} Sun, 13 Jun 2004 16:35:08 CDT (3 lines)

Emily Dickinson said:

- Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.6}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:40:33 CDT (HTML)

I'm not Emily Dickinson Glen and this isn't a bulletin board. Heed my request of find another forum to do your drive by postings. Frankly, you are contributing little of your own and not engaging in any kind of discussion, even when you are addressed.

How hard can it be to put something in your posts that indicate why you are choosing to provide the link? It seems as if you are just linking and not thinking and it would be nice to get some sense of the reason you think something is interesting or why you are posting what you are posting.

It is not too much to ask Glen, especially when you create an entire new topic and all you include is a link. That isn't the least bit helpful.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.7}: Jan Rickey {jrickey} Sun, 13 Jun 2004 22:13:17 CDT (5 lines)

>>>find another forum

Tom, he already has. He spams any number of forums and topics. I find
it very annoying. I don't give a rats behind what's on TV and will
not register for the NY Times.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.8}: Liz Adams {boud} Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:13:32 CDT (1 line)

I suspect a number of us have long had him on ignore!

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.9}: Jan Rickey {jrickey} Mon, 14 Jun 2004 10:06:48 CDT (1 line)

OMG! I forgot. I'll add him to my short list. Thanks.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.10}: Kai Hagen {kai} Sat, 19 Jun 2004 07:07:55 CDT (HTML)

At this point, Tom, I suggest deleting this topic.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.11}: {dajo} Sun, 10 Jul 2005 13:55:55 CDT (0 lines)
{erased by dajo Sun, 10 Jul 2005 13:56:18 CDT}

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.12}: Joseph Guadagno {dajo} Sun, 10 Jul 2005 13:58:18 CDT (14 lines)

   I have a concern about "flying insects." I had a beautiful front
porch built for my wife. The problem is that she refused to sit on it
and enjoy the beautiful summer evinings with me because of flying
insects.

  She insisted that I install a "Bug Zapper" to reduce the annoyance
of "flying insects." I installed one and she still rarely enjoys the
porch.

   My question is, Am I doing harm to the "Natural Balance" by
employing the "Bug Zapper", or am I just providing toasty snacks for
Toads and other "Creatures of Nature."

   Please share your opinions. Thank You.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.13}: Liz Adams {boud} Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:44:46 CDT (1 line)

Why not just screen in the porch, and avoid the need?

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.14}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Mon, 11 Jul 2005 13:49:37 CDT (HTML)

Bug zappers kill flying insects but they tend to be the least harmful ones and don't help with mosquitoes or other pests. Plus, what fun can it be to sit on a porch in the weird blue glow of the zapper and listen to bugs dying? I'm not surprised she won't sit on the porch.

I second the vote for screening in the porch.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.15}: Rebekah {magawiska} Mon, 11 Jul 2005 20:49:12 CDT (1 line)

How about bat houses as well?

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.16}: Rich Stewart {rastewart} Tue, 12 Jul 2005 01:04:27 CDT (HTML)

Bat houses! I've been pushing that idea for years. Unfortunately, it seems I'm the only bat fan in my family. Joseph may be in the same situation ...

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.17}: {dajo} Tue, 12 Jul 2005 11:56:38 CDT (0 lines)
{erased by dajo Tue, 12 Jul 2005 11:57:22 CDT}

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.18}: Joseph Guadagno {dajo} Tue, 12 Jul 2005 11:57:43 CDT (26 lines)

Liz said,

"""Why not just screen in the porch"""

That may be the next step.


Tom said,

"""Bug zappers kill flying insects but they tend to be the least
harmful ones and don't help with mosquitoes or other pests. Plus,
what fun can it be to sit on a porch in the weird blue glow of the
zapper and listen to bugs dying?"""


   I have found that it does a great job on mosquitoes. AMOF, the
primary reason my wife suggested I install the Zapper. She worries
about west nile and other illness (we have Grandbabies who ofter rock
on the porch with Papa)

   Call me weird but I find the "blue glow" rather serene, so long as
you don't stare at it.

   I think Bats are Natures great Bug Zappers!

   I wonder if Bats enjoy toasty treats?

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.19}: Laurie Sims {lilacs} Sun, 17 Jul 2005 12:08:07 CDT (6 lines)

I think bats prefer their meals in flight.

I wouldn't think a family consensus was necessary to install bat houses,
you're not adopting them as pets!   With the boxes high enough they
can do their job and, unless you're watching for them, you'll never
kmnow they're there.

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.20}: Joseph Guadagno {dajo} Fri, 05 Aug 2005 12:31:09 CDT (10 lines)

Laurie,

       While I commend your committment to Natural Alternatives, I
respectfully decline your advice on this one and oped at the present
time for the modern technology alternative. I do this for the sake of
Family Harmony.
        You don't know my family. We are very Democratic and would
not even consider such an undertaking without at the very least a
general consensus and of course approval from Neighbors and our
Community Zoning Board. LOL

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{Nature_and_Environment.71.21}: Close-ups of bugs {jrickey} Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:25:17 CDT (HTML)

This is an article in a local magazine. Great photography, laid-back descriptions.

http://www.magbloom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/15_bugs.pdf

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