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Odds and Sods

This is the first time I have seen a clean cutworm. They are usually under the soil and curled in a ball. It was so astounding to me that I looked it up to make sure.

 

I took a second picture of the straw bird last spring but it fell from the branch a few days later.

 

photoblog image Straw Bird1 June 2020.jpg

 

 

 

Odds and Sods

This is the first time I have seen a clean cutworm. They are usually under the soil and curled in a ball. It was so astounding to me that I looked it up to make sure.

 

I took a second picture of the straw bird last spring but it fell from the branch a few days later.

 

photoblog image Straw Bird1 June 2020.jpg

 

 

 

comments (9)

He looks absolutely shiny and new!
Awe - poor straw bird! AT least you got these photos!
I really enjoyed that video!
Care MacADNski: Great to see that video, I agree.

I have found two robin's nests on the lawn after the families fledged and the barn swallows fledged this week. So many wonderful birds!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jul 2020, 04:28
Like a fish out of water, eh!
Care MacADNski: I am sure the snow blower put the sod there.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jul 2020, 05:25
A tasty bird snack I'll wager..
Care MacADNski: It was right on my bottom step. Gone when I got back with the proper id. I have never seen a cutworm stretched out and clean.
Looks invitingly like a meal for passing bird!

Judith Durham had a great voice
Care MacADNski: I love the video and this old band. Chris took the tasty snack route too.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere+in+deep+space
  • 16 Jul 2020, 07:46
It’s the first one that I have seen.
Care MacADNski: Do you have them in you soil in England? They are usually turned into a circle, sleeping after it has cut off your bean s or tomato plants.
Your link suggests these little worms are pests in the garden.
Care MacADNski: They chomp through tender stems shortly after a plant starts growing. Cuts right through and leaves the dead plant laying there.
I wouldn't have known a cutworm from a hole in the ground, but I would now smile
Care MacADNski: I see them every spring but always underground.
two great finds Care... i don't like the cutworms do to the gardens....petersmile
Care MacADNski: They certainly love tomatoes and many roll cardboard around tender tomato plants to prevent their damage. They took a lot of my peas and beans this year.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jul 2020, 19:36
Nor overly keen on creepy crawly things but I guess they all have a part in our ecosystem.
Care MacADNski: Only bird food is good enough for these pests.

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