We thought we had you stumped, but some of you guessed it! The tiny critter that we found along the woodland path was a pale green assassin bug nymph! While not as big as other assassin bugs, like the wheel bug, this bug makes up for size by using a sticky substance on its legs to help catch its prey. Clever.
This week, we are highlighting one of the last native flowering plants of the season. This shrub or small tree has delicate and vibrant yellow flowers.
Letters to Editor
Jane Scott says
Laura Ventura says
In our zone, my witch hazel usually blooms in late January or February on bare stalks. They are absolutely lovely! I have one that blooms more of an orange color.
Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin says
That is witch hazel. I have one right outside my kitchen window so that every late January I can see Spring already on its way! By February it is in full bloom! It is a prize!
Genevieve coyle says
It is a native witch hazel that blooms in November.