Friday, July 01, 2016

Twelve-spotted skimmer dragonfly

Not much for storms yesterday.  A few showers in the afternoon and that was it.  Hope it's enough to keep the blackberries forming but mitigate the number of ticks.  The ticks haven't abated yet this year.  I am keeping a spreadsheet on how many I pull off everyday.  I'm closing in on 400 for the season and that's just the ones I remembered to enter.   However, I figure if I keep a spreadsheet each year, eventually I can build a graph of the number of ticks vs. weather conditions and predict how bad the ticks will be for the upcoming year.  Then I can make carbon-dioxide traps and see how many I can trap. Yes, the ticks have officially driven me nutsy again.

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