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  •  I was hoping this diary would catch your eye. (7+ / 0-)

    I read somewhere that it is not wise to squash a stink bug because the chemical response attracts more. Also, there is the African bees that will kill an offender. Just saying ; )

    Last time we flew over the valley it was hazy. As far as Hummingbirds go, I had at least one Anna's, broad billed and the usual black throated regularly feeding in the last month. It's the feeders first year so I can't compare. I found place to hang it so that the cats will not bother them.

    •  That big one is a bit much, even for me. (6+ / 0-)

      Is that the Biblical plague that hit Egypt? That truly would have been perilous...  /s

      I haven't seen any of the Rainbow types around here, just the Generals and all the little, nondescript ones.

      Stink bugs: they don't come round these here parts. I'm not kidding, for some reason we don't have them here at the house. Now, at school in Elfrida, we've had them all over the place. I never squash them, I just try to get them outside one way or another. If they're already in the classroom, I just tell the kids to ignore them. No stink that way. I think their time has passed, I haven't seen many lately.

      For hummers, we've had mostly black chinned and the odd Anna's. The nectar doesn't last at all: the Mexican free-tail bats drain it every night after dark. I'm trying to get some pictures, but it ain't easy. I've got the gear, but I need to get sneaky and surprise them.

      And yeah, I know tarantulas don't really act like that at all, so no snarking, this is the internet damnit!

      by itzadryheat on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 09:08:03 PM PDT

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