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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 28, 2015 6:39 AM CST
Here are photos of grubs which seem to be everywhere around my front lawn. Are these good or bad?
What are they? They're about an inch to 1 1/2" long and I'm sure the rain has washed them out of the
soil.

Thanks!
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
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Chillybean
Sep 28, 2015 10:45 AM CST
In my case, I view them as good. They are food for wildlife. I am odd, I do not mind having moles around. This is the first time in several years we found their trails in our yard, but we walked on those trails to press them down. The areas stayed green. We had them before, but they stayed in the pasture.

The grubs also feed birds. When we were in Omaha, we used some chemical grub killer. We actually bought some after moving to the country, but never got around to using it. At some point, we noticed the birds probing the ground and finding grubs. I will live with grubs if it keeps these birds fed. I think it is pretty special having Meadowlarks as yard birds, so much so, that I would rather have them than a nice looking yard. :)
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Sep 28, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Thanks, Kim. All things are related in nature, aren't they? So what works for the birds is good enough for me.
I've done some research on the net and found that they are June bug larvae and I don't mind June bugs.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Sep 28, 2015 12:28 PM CST
You're welcome. It took us awhile to learn how all of nature has a purpose. Now we enjoy the vast amounts of life around us.

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