Saw an Eastern red Bat tonight. Never seen anything like it. Just beautiful! Eastern Red Bat
Reached a high 12deg C today, saw Box Elder bugs sunning themselves on buildings today. Also saw sow bugs and Cluster Flies.
Yellow Jackets and Bald Faced Hornets are in full swing.
DO NOT SEAL the Yellow Jackets in!!!!!!!!
This is one of my favorite butterflies. Saw this one flying around the garden yesterday.
Here is a link to the Eastern Tiger Swallow Tail
Wharf borer are in flight now emerging from their homes where they spent their time as larvae.
I encounter this False Blister Beetle typically in buildings. They emerge from under the concrete where there is buried construction material(wood) that is moist. They typically go towards the light thinking they might be able to go outside.
I always find them feeding on Chinese Lantern Plant later during the season. They also like to feed on Mint pollen
Purple Martins are back
Have had a flood of calls on carpenter ants. Males and female reproductives seen leaving the nest. Found quite a few nests.
Wow is it ever warm! Everything is out moving around. Lots of Carpenter Ant calls and dealing with a lot of odour issues in structures. Lots of Wildlife issues also.
Well the canal has opened and the vehicle traffic is horrific. Spring is definitely here.