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The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged barberry

  • Real fruit flies like barberry

    | July 29, 2010

    Insect trap set in barberryIn the past couple of weeks, it's been hard not to notice the bright yellow plastic cards that have appeared in clumps of vegetation. Yesterday, I caught up with the guy who has been hanging and collecting them, field research entomologist Phil Stack. He filled me in; they are traps for catching fruit flies.

  • The Good, The Bad, and The Thorny

    | November 1, 2001 | Filed under: Observations

    Anyone who has walked or brushed by Japanese barberry knows how vengeful its thorns can be.