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Mantis is a master at stealth and camoflauge

More than one Santa Rosa County homeowner or gardener has noticed the sudden appearance of a hungry pest species eyeing the menu choices at every residence.

Fortunately, nature has a way of equalizing all situations when left to its own devices. With the increase of the plant-eaters comes those insects which restrain their population explosions.

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Cedar apple rust disease has a slimy appearance

Slimy is not a term applied to anything in a positive light. In the pantheon of pejoratives, it is only slightly better than being identified as totally disgusting.

When applied to people it serves as a verbal warning that something bad is likely to occur. It is indicative of deceitful and dishonest qualities that are covered by a slick exterior.

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Slugs in search of meals and mates

The lengthening days and cold fronts with lessening intensity are speeding up the activity of many plants, animals and fungi as spring approaches.

During this period of mostly moderate temperatures, the installation of ornamental plants and vegetable gardens is a popular activity. Garden centers are offering a variety of tender starter plants which are easily transplanted.

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