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Signs of Last Frost

     *When mesquite and pecan trees leaf out.

      *The return of the scissor tails means it is safe to plant your tomatoes.

(Tyrannus forficatus) has a long, forked tail. The bird is 13 inches long from beak to tip of tail. Typical of flycatchers, it feeds on insects, making it a very valuable bird when it comes to controlling insect pests. Insects consumed include moths, butterflies, grasshoppers, locusts, beetles, and cotton worms.


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