Web Extra: Paul Garcia, Medina EC: Garcia grabbed a pillow and camera gear for a photo shoot with these Texas leaf-cutting ants. He gave his wife an awful fright when she saw him lying facedown in the driveway with his wiener dog standing on his back. “She thought I had a heart attack,” Garcia says. “Oops!”
Web Extra: Cheryl McClure, Farmers EC: McClure finds these black and yellow garden spiders everywhere at home and on the ranch. She says they are welcome to hang around and eat the bugs she doesn’t like.
Web Extra: Jack Moore, Pedernales EC: A garden spider took up residence in the corner of Moore’s porch. “Known to eat pesky bugs, I left her alone, eventually referring to her as ‘Mildred,’ ” Moore says.
Our February story on Little Hats, Big Hearts was such a phenomenon, we invited founder Nancy Johnson to speak at our annual meeting—and WOW! She really nailed the way cooperation makes life better for us all.