WHEN THE NEW SECOND EDITION of “Garden Insects of North America” arrived recently from Princeton University Press, I quickly went down a rabbit hole. Well, maybe it was down the burrow of a tiger beetle, or a ground-nesting wasp. But at any rate, I got lost in the sheer amazement of it.
Dr. David Shetlar is a professor of urban landscape entomology at Ohio State. With Dr. Whitney Cranshaw of Colorado State, author of the original 2004 edition of “Garden Insects,” he created the second volume, and we talked about who’s in this updated indispensable reference, and how we can get to know them better to help us in our gardens.