Comments for If Nature Could Talk http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com The Science Behind Nature - in Layperson Speak Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:43:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Comment on The Consequences of Pesticides in Citrus Pest Treatment – and references by Linda Richardshttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/the-consequences-of-pesticides-in-asian-psyllid-treatment-and-references#comment-31492 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:43:28 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=1019#comment-31492 there’s a lot of research being done but not that much definitive at this time. Vermicomposting (worm composting), or organic composting has been found to aid other diseases so that can’t hurt. Also keeping them well watered and non-stressed helps. Glad to hear about the bees!

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Comment on The Consequences of Pesticides in Citrus Pest Treatment – and references by Christinehttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/the-consequences-of-pesticides-in-asian-psyllid-treatment-and-references#comment-31394 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:46:13 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=1019#comment-31394 Linda – thanks for this article, and sharing the underlying research. There are no “easy-outs”, and its really important for folks to consider the broader effects as you outline here. Really poignant that the insects which naturally protect citrus by preying on the Asian Psyllid are also harmed by the pesticides.

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Comment on The Consequences of Pesticides in Citrus Pest Treatment – and references by Eleanor H. Borkowskihttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/the-consequences-of-pesticides-in-asian-psyllid-treatment-and-references#comment-31076 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:03:42 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=1019#comment-31076 I only have 6 citrus trees and they were included in the spraying. I do see many bees on other bushes that have orange blossoms, but have not examined the trees for bees. What else could be used to discourage the bugs?

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Comment on Abundant winter bird life in So. California… and what happens to dead birds by Stanhttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/abundant-winter-bird-life-in-so-california-and-what-happens-to-dead-birds#comment-30251 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:28:29 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=5207#comment-30251 Thanks for the great pics Рboth the birds and natures way of recycling! And generally, thanks for the blog.

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Comment on For the Love of Hummingbirds by Linda Richardshttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/for-the-love-of-hummingbirds#comment-25453 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 04:50:15 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=4432#comment-25453 Sorry, I missed this comment – I’ve just seen the sphinx moths during the day so not sure about nite flying. I was surprised how large they were, look like hummingbirds.

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Comment on Nature Abounds on Grand Canyon River Trip by Linda Richardshttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/nature-abounds-on-grand-canyon-river-trip#comment-25452 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 04:46:54 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=5091#comment-25452 Thanks for the feedback. The wildlife was so rich there, and obviously pretty willing to be photographed. The few hikers and river folks that come across them are obviously very gentle on their environment.

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Comment on Nature Abounds on Grand Canyon River Trip by Heather Stevninghttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/nature-abounds-on-grand-canyon-river-trip#comment-25169 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:26:25 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=5091#comment-25169 Linda, just read your last three posts I’d been saving. This is my favorite blog post of yours so far! Such appreciation for the little things in Nature. Thanks.

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