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SITY: The Bugs Are Watching

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My Vacation: Part I

Our vacation destination was a cottage on a lake located about six hours from our home. It’s a long drive and, as is usually the case, we left late. We also hit traffic. As a result, we arrived after dark. … Continue reading

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Bloodthirsty

It pains me to remember how I thought of winter moths when I first moved to Rhode Island. I’d see them fluttering around leafy areas on the chilly nights of late fall, and I’d think, “How unusual to see moths … Continue reading

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One, Two, Spiders Coming for You

My version of a classic nursery rhyme: One, two, Spiders coming for you! Three, four, Weevils at the door! Five, six, Gonna pick up ticks! Seven, eight, You’re mosquito bait! Nine, ten, Swarming ants again!

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Fall = Love

Having seen no ticks this year (just tiny tick-like things we now believe to have been mites), I finally decided to brave the woods behind the house. I have been up there many times in the last few weeks. Fall … Continue reading

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SITY: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

I see a lot of bugs outside, so I take their pictures. Most of them don’t seem to mind, though honestly, the bumblebees do sometimes take exception to my being outside, even when I’m not in any way harassing them. … Continue reading

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SITY: Bumblebee Buzz

My daily trip outside to view the violets is not just about the flowers. It’s about the whole experience: sun on my face, birds chirping, walking barefoot in the grass, etc. One of my favorite things to do while I’m … Continue reading

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SITY: First Tick?

I went outside today to check on Spring’s progress. I took some pictures. I forgot to do a tick check when I came inside. While it’s the only time I’ve forgotten since the weather turned warmer, I should be more … Continue reading

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On the Bright Side

Dear Marshall, You have become very sensitive to mosquito bites. You had a few recently that you scratched to an oozing state. It pained me to see them. It was my punishment for allowing you to be bitten, though I … Continue reading

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Space Invaders

Have I mentioned that we have a bug problem? It’s not a continuous one, but rather a recurring one. Our first year here, we were invaded by caterpillars in the spring. Next it was millipedes, and they’ve returned every year … Continue reading

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