A not so welcome sign of spring - Phil's Rambling Rants
A not so welcome sign of spring|
... a mosquito just flew over the front of my monitor.
Tags: life, nature
Like the swallows returning to Capistrano....
Or the Asian ladybugs reappearing on my indoor plants.
They're trying to exit from the foot-thick brick walls of my 120-year-old house.
Now, if they would just actually EAT the APHIDS I'd be happy, but these Asian ones can also eat pollen (it's what makes them develop brown wingcovers) and so are outcompeting locally the red indigenous ladybugs that _had_ to deplete the sapsuckers.
There's way more robins around in the summer than in the winter, and it's not just because they're cleverly hiding in the winter. I'm not quite sure if the few that stay around never migrate, or if they migrate from the Great White North and stop at our latitude.
:( I saw one in my yard while doing some clean-up, getting rid of branches, etc., that had fallen during recent storms. Dratted mosquitos. Although they make good dragonfly food. :)