Arquivos de periódicos de maio 2017

10 de maio de 2017

Still Learning!

Just some thoughts! I just want to say, it has been fun finding different types of insects and animals and reptiles.
I am not real confident in identifying other's stuff yet . I have a few things I have identified. I still mess up the different types of dragonflies. Also, the "common vetch" and "harry vetch". I seriously find it all confusing. Taogirl and her husband and naturenut have told me some things to tell the differences in birds and some insects. When I first started this kimberlietx, gave me some good sites to view as well. The Carolina chickadee and the Black cap chickadee. They look the same to me. Back home, we called them black cap chickadees. Naturenut said, believe it or not, there is a slight difference. I am enjoying the quest! I love how this hobby can be taken anywhere, unlike my card and jewelry making.
Today, I think I came upon a green willow midge. I never heard of that. I was looking up the kind of egg deposits on the underside of this same leaf the Midge was on. So, I looked up midge. I saw the same bug that was on this leaf. I hope I am right! If not hopefully someone will correct me. It is fun learning. I have always taken pictures of wild life, I have many pictures from all over the U.S. I can't wait to see what awaits me tomorrow. Have a B-E-A-utiful week!

P.S. I will always say thank you, when you Identify stuff on my site. That's just how I am. You do not have to reply.

Publicado em 10 de maio de 2017, 10:13 PM por walkingstick2 walkingstick2 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

15 de maio de 2017

Unwanted Hitchhikers!

Well, two days after being out in the woods and prairie grass and taking pictures of milkweed bugs, barn swallows and their nests and checkered skippers, flower beetles, and bees. I came across red dots that hurt when you touch them, they were on top of my ankles. I thought to myself poison ivy. Then a bit later behind my knees, more red dots, then around my waist line. It then dawned on me, I have a mild case of chiggers.
I washed everything I came in contact with, including bed sheets, bath towels. I showered twice a day for two days until the bumps finally stopped appearing. I vacuumed for three days in a row.
All the years of camping ,climbing trees and running through fields of weeds, myself and with my kids, never did I encounter anything except a tick here and their, same with my kids. I had jeans, socks and sneakers on. I may have stood in the field just a teeny bit to long. 😜
Some itch cream and it seems the spots are doing better. I was surprised I was not scratching. I thought it would be bad. I have heard horror stories. I think I will be staying out of the field until these go away.
I stayed home for three days. Wearing jeans did not feel so good. Loose clothes felt so much better.😁 I will have to invest in some insect spray for the times I decide to walk in the fields. (lol)
So, word of advise. Keep spray with you for those times you may venture off into the wilderness. Enjoy!

Publicado em 15 de maio de 2017, 03:30 AM por walkingstick2 walkingstick2 | 1 comentários | Deixar um comentário