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A Sterling Christmas donation

This post has nothing to do with bugs, just our company... and our desire to do good in our community.

A few days before Christmas, some elves here at Sterling put together a donation of toys to make the holidays brighter for families of deployed troops at Fairchild Air Force Base. We donated 75 toys for toddlers ages 1-2 years old. We also adopted a family with five children who were facing some medical and financial challenges this Christmas.

Our company president funded the donation, but employees had a great time doing the toy shopping and wrapping, as you can see from these pictures.

The toys accumulate...


The wrapping begins...


Piles of brightly wrapped gifts are readied...


Bringing them into the Base's Family Support Center...


The handfuls of toys require multiple trips to unload the vehicles...


Company President Rod Schneidmiller (left) with the Sterling delivery crew and Fairchild Family Support Center personnel...


December 28, 2005 in Life at Sterling | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

More Bug TV

Along the lines of "Buggin' with Ruud" on Animal Planet, here's information about a popular TV program in the United Kingdom: "Life in the Undergrowth", with Sir David Attenborough, on the BBC network.

December 13, 2005 in Television | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Drunken (hic) wasps

Apparently these wasps got a little buzzed...

December 8, 2005 in Bugs in the news | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What do pests do in the winter?

Ever wonder what bugs and other pests do when it's cold and snowy outside? The National Pest Management Association has some answers.

I was quite glad to read about the bats heading south to their 'winter homes'.

The article doesn't mention yellowjackets, but we know that the queen yellowjackets who survived from this year's colonies will spend winter in places outside -- like under a piece of loose tree bark or in a decaying stump, or inside -- within an attic space or wall void. They'll sleep until springtime, when they emerge to forage for a new nest site.

December 2, 2005 in Entomology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack