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Predator wasp does not target people; it's looking for a  buffet

Predator wasp does not target people; it's looking for a buffet

Primary purpose of this insect that looks more science-fiction than animal kingdom is to find a place for its egg, says outdoors columnist
Rascally rabbits are everywhere this year

Rascally rabbits are everywhere this year

Outdoors columnist David Hawke explains the high numbers are just part of the regular life-cycle for rabbits and hares
Distinctive aroma detonates memory like 'poignant land mine'

Distinctive aroma detonates memory like 'poignant land mine'

Pineappleweed's pungent aroma rekindles distant memories of simpler times for outdoors lover
Questing blood-suckers know how to 'tick' off an outdoors lover

Questing blood-suckers know how to 'tick' off an outdoors lover

Ticks seem to be everywhere this year, says outdoors columnist, who has some words of wisdom to help keep these pests at bay
Encountering a black bear can be a wild experience

Encountering a black bear can be a wild experience

It's important to be prepared for surprise encounters if you go into the woods, says outdoors columnist
A goddess among moths

A goddess among moths

Big, beautiful Luna moths usually stick around here for only a week or two
Bitten by a mosquito? Nope, you're a victim of insect mythology!

Bitten by a mosquito? Nope, you're a victim of insect mythology!

Our outdoors columnist explains that what is really bugging you ... are flies of various shapes and sizes
Dragonflies' air show is a heart-stopping ballet of motion

Dragonflies' air show is a heart-stopping ballet of motion

Outdoors columnist explains how these amazing insects can hover, reverse, go straight up, drop down or go into warp drive in the blink of an eye
Butterfly watching is experiencing a 'quiet resurgence' in popularity

Butterfly watching is experiencing a 'quiet resurgence' in popularity

Our outdoors columnist provides some expert tips to photograph these flighty insects - or to raise your own
Orchids are the superstars of the wildflower world

Orchids are the superstars of the wildflower world

During the month of June, prettiest orchids will be bursting open, explains outdoors columnist