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  •  I'm just late.. (5+ / 0-)

    Work stuff has taken a priority for now.

    Squally here in Seattle today after a sunny respite. Bill-the-Dog and I headed out for our daily meander in warm sunshine, got utterly soaked during our walk, and returned home in sunshine. Happy PNW!

    Mosquitoes down at the wetland are the worst I've ever seen. Yesterday hordes of them gathered on every square inch of available skin the moment I stopped to peer into the underbrush in search of a calling bird. "Seven in one blow"? Pssht - amateurs! I nailed a dozen in one swipe across my exposed forearm, left trails of my own blood smooshed from their swollen abdomens. Poor Bill-the-Dog. They target his nose and nether regions. The bird? I retreated before spotting it. Hope it hasn't been exsanguinated.

    A record: the first time ever that the Wetland weekly bird count was halted due to blood-sucking insects.

    I came for the politics and stayed for the science.

    by bwren on Tue May 21, 2013 at 08:08:22 PM PDT

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