Well, we’re just buzzing with excitement!
I was walking back to the house after picking up the mail when I realized that I heard a really funny sort of crunching in the mulberry tree. Looking up, I saw that there were about 100 to 200 bugs swirling around the tree.
It was hard to get a shot of all of them but it is very noticeable and noisy.
The mulberries are just ripening and these guys were here to enjoy the feast.
Even inside the house with the the window open, a good 50 feet from the tree I can hear them chomping and sucking away.
And every now and then a bird will come by and snack on a few bugs. All this has been going on for several hours now. Never a dull moment here on the farm.
The next day: well this morning when Nerone and I walked through that part of the yard, there were all these bugs on the ground. Each on their own little clover bloom bed. I picked one bloom and the bug did not move much, just a slight antenna twitch. Hung-over? Passed-out? Dying? Who knows, but by mid-afternoon they were all back in force. Maybe it is Spring Break for the bugs and this is like Florida. Or maybe it is some multi-day ‘prince bug’ bachelor party? All I know that for this type of bug there is a BIG party going on here at Covivole!