this winter it is box elder bugs. when the weather
fluctuates they are around the house (inside). last
fall there were a large number around the outside of
the house so i figured there would be some coming in
as the house is not very well sealed up in some
places (it is a lot better now than it was before).
some winters there are more stink/squash bugs.
sometimes there are more of the asian lady bugs.
Mom and i have agreed that box elder bugs are much
nicer than the other two.
a few flies, pillbugs and spiders are also in
residence at times. i don't mind the jumping
spiders or the pillbugs. they don't get in food
(or at least they haven't yet :) ) or cause other
issues. the house spiders are wispy and fine
almost invisible to see. i don't much mind them
either as they will capture and eat the other bugs
if they can. jumping spiders and the larger hunting
tunnel web spiders i'll put back outside in the
warmer season. i don't find them too often the
rest of the season.
today is cold, sunny and had a beautiful sunrise
and early morning. managed to get a few bean
pictures i find more acceptable than others i've
mid-winter chores are actually getting done for
a change. shredded a lot of old papers (which
means i actually went through them finally so i
could shred them). more to go, i've filled up
a bucket and a half (6 gallon buckets, well
compressed) so far. the worms will be happy in
time when those get put in the worm farm or used
i've finally started actually picking hardware
bits for a newer computer. which is the first time
i've committed myself to making a choice in this
matter. i've been dithering way too long on this...
prices and performance are finally getting what i
want into my zone. :)
what are you up to in the mid-winter while
waiting for it to warm up outside?
and there's another bug on the window...