Wednesday, January 05, 2005

No good bugs to speak of...

It's been raining and cold. The only bugs I've seen lately in any great number are slugs. We seem to have an extra-lot of them, especially in the back yard, where they cruise around all over the patio until they die on the dry cement. I don't remember ever seeing so many dead slugs on the patio before.

There are also a few crane fly larvae that have worked their way up onto the concrete. They are gross-looking gray wormlike things. Other than that, no bugs here at home. The arboretum has a fair supply of monarch caterpillars, but between the rain, the new dog, and Jerry hurting his back, I haven't really had a chance to appreciate them.

There is reason to be optimistic, though. All this rain could result in favorable conditions for tadpoles.
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