Ellis Kansas http://hppr.org en Planting a Little Shade http://hppr.org/post/planting-little-shade <p></p><p>If you’ve ever closely examined vintage Ellis photos, you know the town had even more big trees shading yards, parks, and walkways than exist today. Seeing old pictures made me think about trees growing around town. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look long before I found a history of local tree culture. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Karen Madorin 18355 at http://hppr.org Planting a Little Shade Orange and Black Ellis Bugs http://hppr.org/post/orange-and-black-ellis-bugs <p></p><p>Like death and taxes, I count on box elder beetles invading every year.&nbsp; These nuisances creep into every crack and crevice of our house, silently multiplying until nowhere is sacred.&nbsp; I have even had them fall off a showerhead while I shampooed my hair.<br>Unfortunately, I don’t know much about these creatures other than that they show up like a bad penny every fall. They squeeze through airtight windows, out of electrical sockets, and under door jambs like Mongol hordes.&nbsp; What lures them, I don’t know.<br> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 06:01:00 +0000 Karen Madorin 8681 at http://hppr.org Orange and Black Ellis Bugs