Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The Bugs Are Back In Town
Here's the top line: http://likewaterforwater.blogspot.com/2009/06/bugs.html
I stole this photo from that old post. It gives you some idea.
The bottom line, though, is that sometime around late June the bugs go away, but they don't exactly stay away. They're sort of like a rose bush that blooms big in early summer and then pops up a few weaker blossoms every once in awhile throughout the season.
In comparison to the spring visitation, the new crop is piddling. But definitely here. They joined me in the car for the ride to work out this morning. I'm not particularly a fan of insects, but these little guys are so frail, so ephemerally Ephemeroptera, that I can't get all worked about them -- at least not in their current numbers.
I hear from my friends in the Heights that they came to town up there this week. Up there there's some signficant bug excitement. We have a saying here on the northern edge of the U.S. that we apply to that sort of bug flurry.
Actually it's more like a taunt than a saying.
And it's actually just me that taunts it.
It goes, "You think YOU got bugs? What you got is not bugs. Here's how you tell if you've got bugs: Have you eaten a bug today?"
If no. Then no.