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Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss that natural history of a predatory insect that looks like a mantis, but is more closely related to a doodlebug.

For One Amazing Night: “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever”

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:06pm -- WCVE

Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Jr. Walker and more!

Not seen on broadcast TV in more than 20 years, this incredible My Music special presentation finally comes to public television for one amazing night!

Frog-killing Beetle Larvae

Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a recently published scientific study in Israel that reveals the gruesome feeding habits of larval ground beetles in the genus Epomis. Using their mouthparts and antennae as lures, hungry larvae draw the attention of hungry and much larger frogs and toads with often deadly results.

To read the original research and to see more photos, visit here.

Tips From Richard: Till Garden Cover Crop

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:23am -- WCVE

Till your garden cover crop into the soil. Fall planted cover crops have done their job of preventing erosion and need to be incorporated into the soil at least two weeks before you begin planting your early season crops. These cover crops can dramatically increase the valuable organic matter in your garden soil.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Tips From Richard: Lime Substitute

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:01am -- WCVE

Spread wood ashes from your fireplace or wood stove on your lawn or garden as a lime substitute. Wood ash is highly alkaline so never use more than 20 pounds per 1,000 square feet. A soil test will help determine how much to use. Of course, make sure the ashes are completely cool before applying them.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.