||[May. 28th, 2016|11:37 pm]
A mild night has sent insects flying. A crane fly was buzzing my screen door, and when I came back inside a moth fluttered next to my ear. Even a small moth can be quite loud when it is right next to your ear. Right now a small black insect of some sort is hopping around my monitor, crawling ever letters and then flying to some other part of the page. It's very distracting, but I don't want to run it off. For the moment, I'm happy to see the bugs back. I'm sure I'll be annoyed soon, but right now I'm enjoying their company. |
There were more bugs about this afternoon, too, including some more butterflies— not the same to I saw yesterday, but smaller and darker. I still haven't seen any monarchs though. There were a few bees about, of course, but so far no flies. Thankfully I haven't seen or heard any mosquitoes or gotten any bites yet. I'm sure they'll show up soon enough.
I hear several crickets chirping now, but not so many that they blend into a chorus. Currently they remain distinct, individual voices— or stridulatory organs, anyway. Well, I suppose they could be considered voices, even though the organs are external. However they do it, big crickets make a very relaxing sound. The small, screechy crickets won't be out until much later in the year.
I'm also hearing a single frog croaking. I hope it doesn't eat any of the crickets. Stick to eating the mosquitoes, froggy!