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What Came Out of This??

We found this sack, nest, cocoon attached to the underside of a palm branch at the widest point near the tree. I can’t seem to find anything similar. It was open on one side. It’s about 4 inches in diameter, an inch deep. It feels like a softer durable cotton with some fuzz around the edges.

Pima County Arizona Posted 3 months ago

Mounds of dirt "on the rocks"

I have quite a few mounds of dirt piled on top on my rock yard. The majority of mounds are situated around my single large tree and also my large agave plant. There are also several holes, approximately 3-4 inches diameter, none of which are located by the tree or plant mounds. The mounds are about 4-5 inches tall and about 6-8 inches round. Do you have any idea what is causing this problem? I am afraid something is going to jump out of the hole and bite me. Help!!!

Pinal County Arizona Posted 6 months ago

Can you identify this spider, found in Arizona.

Found on a playground in lake havasu city, az. Post it was on was approximately 2 1/2 inches wide.

Mohave County Arizona Posted 7 months ago

Identify this insect?

What kind of bug is this?

Arizona Posted 10 months ago

What spider is this

Keep finding these guys and just want to know the danger level

Mohave County Arizona Posted 11 months ago

Black Widow

Good day,

I was wondering if Black Widow spiders lace their webs with venom, whether it be intentional or just residual when fabricating a web. I was working on an old Cessna reciprocating engine that was covered with webs and, after touching the web with my bare hands, my skin started to degrade and expose wounds. After further inspection, I found a Black Widow nestled next to the cylinder cooling fins and it looked like an adult. I didn't perform any hard labor previous to finding the spider that would cause these wounds on my hands. I am not asking out of paranoia. The wounds are minuscule. I am simply asking out of curiosity and appreciate any help in advance.


Dusty Ray

Pima County Arizona Posted 11 months ago

Spider found

Found this spider in my back yard it made a huge Web from a truck to a cable wire just wanted to see what kind do it is.

Arizona Posted over 1 year ago

Yard infested by moles.

Just bought a home next to wooded ravine. What is best way to eradicate? Is there a pedt control service. Grub treatment? Thank you. 6087809559.mary Westlund

Arizona Posted over 1 year ago

Tree disease issue

I have questions regarding two different types of trees. It appears that I can only download three photos so I'll send you two different emails. About 3 years ago I planted about 15 Thuja Green Giants. A couple died right away but rest have made it to 3 years and are very healthy with the exception of one. I've looked on line and asked the local nursery regarding the issue to no avail. the tree is considerably smaller than the rest and is extremely thinned out. The bark has a lighter color than the others also. I can't seem to find the "Bag Worm" that I see on line. I've attached a couple of photos. Please help. Raphael Zamora

Kootenai County Idaho tree health Posted over 2 years ago

Podocarpus Roots Cut

Hi. I live in San Diego, 10 miles inland. A couple of months ago, maybe three, I had my sprinkler system repaired. Not only did the company do a poor job of that, but the guy cut off 2 root sections about 8" long and 2" in diameter of my 30 year old Podocarpus--without my permission. Until that was done my Podocarpus was thriving. Now I am noticing the growth becoming sparser, especially in one section, with part of it bare. I have been watering my tree like crazy. What more can I do to save it? It is still mostly green w/a couple of new blue berries on it. NI may send a follow-up email w/a photo this weekend. I would be so appreciative if you can help me. I'm heartbroken about this. Thank you. Sincerely, Robin Brady

San Diego County California trees and shrubs tree health horticulture podocarpus Posted over 2 years ago