Saturday, August 14, 2010


Bugs. There seem to be an extraordinary number of them this year. If I were an orthinologist, I would find this fascinating. It is simply annoying.

While the winter was quite wet, the spring seemed especially dry. Starting in March the temperatures seemed warmer than usual. I would have projected that the dry conditions would have deterred the propagation of these critters. This projection is unsubstantiated by evidence.

Despite the diversity of insects we've seen this year, there have not been the many mosquitoes. Also absent are the large numbers of wasps we have seen in past years. So far this year Dan has only encountered one swarm. The horse flies, however, are thick. Despite the bugs, today is quite pleasant. It is warm, but there is a nice breeze blowing, promising the afternoon showers to come.

Those showers should keep the insects at bay. Or breed mosquitos.

Suzie Martin, NBCT

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