Monthly Archives: June 2017

What is Forestry? By: Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division

Many consider the word forestry to only mean growing trees to cut for lumber, and in the old days that may have been true.  But the forest is much more than a place to produce wood fiber and has multiple … Continue reading

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Hornets and Dirt Daubers By: Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division

An earlier article covered wasps and yellow jackets, so here is a couple more stinging cousins.  All of these insects are in the insect family Vespidae, and are called Vespid wasps.    Hornets: The most common one is the bald … Continue reading

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News Bees By Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division

I’m sure you’ve been outside and a yellow and black bee-like critter flies up to your head and just hovers in midair, staring at you.  Growing up I was told they were “news bees” and they were trying to tell … Continue reading

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Wasps, a Summer Time Caution By: Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division

Everyone knows and fears wasps or waspers as my family calls them.   What you may not know is that the wasp family includes other stinging insects in our area, including yellow jackets, hornets, and dirt daubers.  They are all in … Continue reading

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