It's time for a Junebug buffet
A look at a seasonal bug that's not really a garden pest but more of an outdoor nuisance at this time of year. Buzzing incessently around any bright light to be found, and then crashing into anything that stands in their way, junebugs are a favorite menu item for toads. So I put out the welcome mat for toads big and small, giving them right-of-way on garden paths and offering a cool dark hiding place during the day. When it's suppertime, I leave the light on outside and offer the toads the best table at the Junebug Cafe.