By Margaret Bayne, OSU Extension Staff-retired, OSU Master Gardener

November 2018

Keep Monarchs Wild!  Why captive rearing isn’t the way to help monarchs. (Emma Pelton, xerces.org) https://bit.ly/2CeQnIL

Giant spider web stretches 1,000 feet across lagoon: They’re having a party!” (Jennifer Earl, Foxnews.com) https://fxn.ws/2OkoLJa

Fall is spider season and some may come inside-Citizen science project reveals where spiders prefer to hang out in your house. (Iflscience.com) https://bit.ly/2NaI0Er

How to spider-proof your house this fall. (Iflscience.com) https://bit.ly/2RMtTEf

Argiope aurantia
Yellow garden spider
(with zigzag stabilimentum)
Fayetteville
5 July 2001
J. K. Barnes

More spiders:  Common Spiders of Washington.   Great publication! (Michael R. Bush et al, WSU) https://bit.ly/2RLN0Or

Oregon Department of Agriculture website has great spider info too! https://bit.ly/2PDuxSI

More people are turning to entomologists to identify parasites they believe are crawling on their bodies, but which turn out not to be real.  NOTE: While Master Gardener DON’T ever give out recommendations to someone with possible Delusionary Parasitosis, this is an interesting read…”Delusions of infestation aren’t as rare as you’d think.” (Erika Engelhaupt, Nationalgeographic.com) https://bit.ly/2RLNown

Hydrangeas play a pretty role in the garden.  Learn more from an OSU expert about these great plants! (Kym Pokorny, OSU, Heather Stoven, OSU; Oregon State news) https://bit.ly/2CE9NaI

These incredible videos reveal how plants send distress signals when under attack. (Iflscience.com) https://bit.ly/2RIwsqK

Freshwater insects contaminated by microplastics in rivers. (Cardiff University, via laboratoryequipment.com) https://bit.ly/2NDZMLK

Pruning may not solve shrub placement problems.  Check out this informative video. (Beth Bolles, U of Florida) https://bit.ly/2IScS7m

Roots, shoots and leaves: how plants keep symbionts in check. (Aarhus University via plantsarechemists.blogspot.com) https://bit.ly/2Ef1qnx

Check out these old, but beautiful photographs from botanical literature.The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.” https://bit.ly/2a3BIjv

Plant Pathologists are heroes. Understanding an imaginary virus could have real consequences. (Alun Salt, Botanyone) https://bit.ly/2NB58aN

Yellow Jacket
Photo: OSU

Why you really need to stop squashing wasps. (Iflscience.com) https://bit.ly/2OUNjrM

Check out these amazing photos from the 2018 Nikon Small World Microphotography winners. The beauty of the microscopic world – as you’ve never seen it before.” (Miss Cellania, neatorama.com) https://bit.ly/2IR6i0Y

How fruits got their eye-catching colors.  Fruits owe their rainbow of colors to the various animals that eat them, study shows.” (Robin A. Smith, Duketoday.) https://bit.ly/2OXkU4n

11 fun-gi facts: Fungi are frankly fantastic.  “From your daily bread to saving lives, they play a pivotal role in the world.  Here are a few facts you didn’t know about our fungal friends.” (Meryl Westlake,kew.org) https://bit.ly/2PvOtqO

Welcome to the hidden half of plants.  Plant roots are highly versatile structures with key functions that enable the plant to survive in the natural environment. (U of Nottingham) https://bit.ly/2NDJId9

How Dragonfly wings get their patterns.  New model sheds light on how nature generates diverse patterns. (Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences via sciencedaily.com) https://bit.ly/2A934mV

How a hormone helps plants build leaves’ ventilation system. (Standford U, via sciencedaily.com) https://bit.ly/2RL7VBl

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Photo: OSU

Could insecticide netting help manage Brown Marmorated stink bug infestations in homes? (John P. Roche, PhD, entomologytoday.org) https://bit.ly/2CF2XSt

The UK Heatwave Has Revealed a Secret Garden at Chatsworth House.  Very cool! (India Irving, theculturetrip.com) https://bit.ly/2pPLuOP

Beetle adapts chemical mimicry to parasitize different bee species. (University of California, Davis; via eurekalert.org) https://bit.ly/2Cag3G6

Just for fun-A beautiful hand cut paper zoetrope that shows the full metamorphosis of a caterpillar to butterfly.  (Lori Dorn, laughingsquid.com) https://bit.ly/2NIHUQ8

How two entomologists landed on TV with Bill Nye. (Laura Kraft, Entomologytoday.org) https://bit.ly/2ORp0Lv

PDF 2018 November Horticultural Update

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