Joseph V

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August 2015

The Summer Goes On

Blue-green Sharpshooter (Hordnia atropunctata)

And what a summer it is! More sunshine than we usually get in the best of years, less rain than any May, June and July I can remember, but just a little warmer than need be at times.
   So, where are the bugs? There are some but not near what I would expect. This spring started out good with the bees and spiders and a few butterflies but then they thinned out and none of the expected midsummer bugs have appeared. Many of the garden insect species as well as butterflies and dragonflies, even mosquitoes, are very few and far between, here in the yard but also when I have made a few short trips away. I hope to see more as we get into the fall.