This is not an aerial photo of a pine forest, it is actually a remnant from the dinosaur age making its presence known in my yard. As much as I love springtime, with its profusion of colorful blooms, there is one part that I dread. It also signals the return of the horsetails. Although they can be found in our yard year-round, it seems like every spring they really get out of control. Nothing kills them and they will even grow through asphalt. So the best you can do is pull or whack the tops off, and then do it again a few days later when they grow right back. They developed this habit because dinosaurs were voracious eaters and it guaranteed their survival, right into the 21st century.