American Beauty-Berry Jelly~ makes a wonderful jelly! Berries are also good for a natural dye. Rub the leaves together in your hands and rub the oils from the leaves on your skin to keep away mosquitoes! Works for about 20 mins then repeat. The bush makes a great hedge and dies back in the winter. Grows wild all over the South.
succulence in bloom by lisakaebee
YardMap- Now this is cool. Put in your zip code and get all kinds of information about birds and habitat in your region.
Part of me thinks these are the coolest bugs I've ever seen; part of me wants to run away screaming because they look like something that would crawl into your brain through your ear canal and use you like a puppet.