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Bug found on bed

I’m not sure what these are I have found two on my bed out of the blue. I believe in the picture it shows the wing is not attached

Orange County California Posted 3 days ago

What insect made these eggs?

What insect made these eggs?

Greene County Ohio insect identification armyworm egg mass Posted 6 days ago

I have a white pine, 25 yrs old that over past month has turned totally brown...

I have a white pine, 25 yrs old that over past month has turned totally brown and looks dead. Surrounding pines look good. Is there an arborist you would recommend around Delaware or should I just get the tree removed?

Delaware County Ohio Posted 7 days ago

I would like some help in identifying this grass, its hardy in drought or...

I would like some help in identifying this grass, its hardy in drought or flood conditions, the stem has nettle like filaments when you run it through your fingers only one way. I have several more photos. It grows very densely in a well drained area next to the feed mixing pad.

Ross County Ohio Posted 7 days ago

Black rock found in scioto River near lucasville

Hi everyone!! I've found a very odd rock thats shape and hardness is above that of unglazed tile and it has me lost on what it is ....area it was found was an ancient glacier river valley and also an area of Indian habitation which could allow the possibility of it being a traded relic that made its way here ...it has the shape of a cobras head ...it is very hard and the only way I've been able to scratch it is with corundum sandpaper and it will scratch porcelain and leave no streak ..ive been a rock collector for over 40 years and its the only thing I've ever seen like this and would love to figure out this mystery with help from the gurus ;)

Scioto County Ohio geology rock identification Posted 8 days ago

Maple tree's fungus

Over the last 3-4 yrs we've lost 4 maples. 2 close together. The others 100 ft distanced. All were planted or transplanted by me 40 yrs ago. The stumps were ground and only 2 had ever been mulched..and very little. The stump sites show this fungus late summer/fall. I just lost another one that appered healthy up till 2 weeks ago. SEE PICS. Questions: 1. How can I kill this fungus? 2. How can I prevent the spread and protect the other maples? Thanks. Ken Brown. Central OH.

Franklin County Ohio trees and shrubs Posted 8 days ago

Raising Goats & Chickens

I raise goats and chickens, not to sell, but for my own use. I have two small buildings to house them, along with the different types of equipment inside to feed and maintain them. Naturally there was the purchase of the above items to start. On a regular bases there's the purchase of grain, bedding, and general upkeep. There is the occasional vet. cost, fencing for the pasture.
Am I allowed to write off the cost, on taxes? Allowed to file for tax exemption?
Please explain my possible options that may help cut cost.
Thanks,
Cal

Shelby County Ohio Posted 8 days ago

TYpe of grass

Hi,
I was wondering what type of grass this is and how to get rid of it. It has been slowly spreading over the years and I have had no luck controlling it.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Steve

Butler County Ohio Posted 10 days ago

We found a bee-like insect in our yard. Photo attached. Is it a murder hornet?

We found a bee-like insect in our yard. Photo attached. Is it a murder hornet?

Pike County Ohio Posted 11 days ago

We just killed a large bee-like insect in our yard. I have attached pictures....

We just killed a large bee-like insect in our yard. I have attached pictures. Could this be a murder hornet?

Pike County Ohio Posted 11 days ago