Dinwiddie County, Virginia

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Did I find rocks, tektites, or just normal glass?

I'm looking to see if I can get an idea of what kind of rocks (?) I found recently while searching a field in central Virginia for native artifacts. They appear to be glass, 2 of them are dark green similar to moldavite, and the other is clear with a small gray inclusion. While I think the green ones could be man made, what I find intriguing about them is their surfaces are very pitted like they reacted with the local strata while still very hot. I have found other pieces of man-made glass in the field, but none of them resemble the heavy pitting and weathering that these pieces have. The clear one may be the most interesting as it has a globular shape like it was clearly molten at one point. There are also pieces of quartz found in this field, but again, none of them display this exterior surface texture or globular shape, they are much smoother and crystalline. At first I was thinking fulgurite's, but these don't have the shape or texture. As I was researching, the only thing that kept coming back as what would be similar to these are tektites, however, I just can't seem to imagine that's what they are, but maybe? Any ideas as to what these may be?

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Dinwiddie County Virginia over 1 year ago

What kills ants?

We have tried everything to get rid of ants including granules to sprays to get rid of ants. They are mostly the black ants. We can't seem to get rid of them. Any suggestions as we can't even sit outside? Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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Dinwiddie County Virginia about 6 years ago

clearing pasture of buttercup weed

can heavy lime and fertilizer exterminate the buttercup weed??

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Dinwiddie County Virginia 6 months ago

I have a bing cherry tree that is four years old, it is producting cherries,...

I have a bing cherry tree that is four years old, it is producting cherries, but this year I have a lower limb that the leaves are turning yellow and there is a sap like yelllow colored glue like substance covering the limb in some spots. What should I do and will this one limb affect the whole tree?
I also have a problem with earwigs, these black bugs are everywhere, how do I get rid of them?

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Dinwiddie County Virginia over 6 years ago

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