Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The birds and the bugs
Living here is like taking the biology class I almost never went to in high school. I am not a fan of bugs, in fact one of the only things I liked about living in Las Vegas was the lack of bugs. These guys were all over the back porch this morning. The moth population changes constantly. One month it will be big huge greenish white Luna moths, the next big brown moths that are the same color as the house. This month I guess these guys will be all over the place. When I was a kid I would have never touched one of these things, but my kids have no fear of bugs and asked if they could start a butterfly and moth collection.
Immediately after showing the kids these moths they ran out into the yard and stepped into a pile of fire ants. This is another nasty pain in the ass I was lucky enough to grow up with out. Normally I would grab the jerry can full of diesel fuel and the mound would be dead in a few hours. I'm not sure if it is any less harmful than ant poison, but I was going to spread some fire ant killer with this broadcaster, but instead I found a delicious breakfast. No, I didn't eat them. I just teased the kids with idea of serving them for breakfast.
Now I have to keep this on the shelf and try not to disturb them so I went back to the diesel fuel.