Aphids and bagworms and pink things, oh my!

Bagworm on Locust tree in Valparaiso, Indiana- it's a bad, bad thing
2 flavors of Aphids on my damn Cardoon. At least Aphids are easy to get rid of... but they are persistent...
Check out this Dog Stinkhorn that just popped up in the yard, It's a pink, tube-like fungi- up and weirding me out one minute- completely diminished into thin air the next...
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