Buggy Bits

Buggy Bits

Buggy Bits is an entertaining way to learn more about insects and spiders. Buggy Bits is a compilation of articles written by Yamhill County Master Gardener Bob Grossmann, chairman of the local Insect Committee. His articles are published monthly in The Grapevine newsletter.

Buggy Bits, Volume 1 (pdf, a large file)

Buggy Bits, Volume 2 (pdf, a large file)

Buggy Bits, Volume 3 (pdf, a large file)


Asian Invaders Attack Oregon Check Your Kitchen Cabinets December Doldrums
Do Your Know What Galls Me? Dung Beetles
Fly, Fly Away
Generalists vs. Specialists
"Giant" Insects
How Does Your Garden Grow? Insect Haute Cuisine It's a Cinch, It Was a Chinch!
It's Not Ice in Their Veins, Just Antifreeze! Kids Do the Darndest Things!
Leave Me Alone!
Leggy Beasts
Long Horn, Short Horn, No Horn
Lousy Insects!
Night Creatures
Not All "Bugs" are Bugs!
"Oh, What Tangled Webs..."
Our Deceased Animal Composters Q & A
Rambling Prose!
Rhodie Woes: Root Weevils
Slime Wars
The Carpenters
The Flying Dragons
The Great Society: Ants
The Insect "Revue"
The Itsy-Bitsy Nasty Spider Mite
The Things I Raised Last Summer
The Wonder of Metamorphosis
Those Pesky Pests
Tiny Invaders
Tip the Scales
Water Creatures
Winter Mind Wanderings Winter Musings
 "Ch-ch-ch-changes!"  "Do I Know You?"
 "Lookin' for Bugs in All the Wrong Places...!"
 "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"  "Weather"or Not for Insects
 "Wings of Wonder"
 A Sticky Business
 Chaucer's Spring!
 Flash Dance
 Greenhouse Blues
 Insect Ninja Warriors  Itsy, bitsy, teeny weeny...
 Kitchen Basics
 Living Jewels  Long Ago, But Not Far Away!
 March Madness
 The Fall Insect Deluge
 The Life Aquatic
 The Secret Lives of Termites
 The Year of the Hopper!
 To Bee or Not to Bee
 Water Features (or Creatures)
 What's in a Name?
 What's the Buzz?
 Winter Wind Down
 You Can Do It!