This past weekend I made my way out to Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (say that five times fast) to take some photos. I meant to arrive in time to listen to a presentation on monarch butterflies and milkweed, but apparently 9:00 does not mean 9:30, which is when I thought the presentation began. Oh. Well. No worries. Plenty to see and do on my own.
The deer flies were once again my nemesis. Bug spray apparently doesn’t detract deer flies. I read online that perhaps Skin So Soft might do the trick, so I’ll check into that. If y’all have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know in the comments.
There are lots of places that I’d love to explore but…and this may seem like a cop-out to some…I just can’t handle the bug bites. Little known fact about me – I itch all the time. All. The. Time. You know that itch you can’t quite reach and how that drives you insane? Welcome to my world…except I can reach it (most of them anyway) but scratching does nothing but leave me bloody. And because I already produce a ton of histamines, a bite turns into an ugly welt quickly.
So. No deer fly bites for me.
I had intended to make my way along the Oak Grove Birding Trail, but before I got too far the deer flies and this fella (girlie?) stopped me.
The web stretched the entire width of the trail.
Spiders don’t much bother me…even though last fall a spider bite cost me almost $400. As long as they are doing their thing, I’m happy to do mine. Look at how beautiful and intricate that web is! Amazing.
That really is, though, as close as I want to get.
How are you and spiders? Y’all get along? Or are you one of those who believes the perfect place for a spider is at the bottom of your shoe?
Where I’m linking up.