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The good news about spiders

Written July 28th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

In case you have not noticed, it’s getting close to spider season in western Oregon. But according to what you can learn online, having spiders around is nothing to worry about.

It may not look all that ‘noxious,’ but …

Written July 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

By landing where it did, this butterfly called my attention to the subject of noxious weeds. For a “noxious weed” is what, 14 years ago, the Oregon Department of Agriculture declared this flowering bush to be.

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