Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

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  1. Sadly, you don’t hear them in the DC area anymore. At least not where I am — between two creeks, you’d think they’d be roaring this time of year.

    Peepers, that is. Homeland Security yatta yatta, we hear a-plenty round here.

  2. It’s because of Global Warming.

    [ducks from the objects he knows are about to be thrown at him…]

  3. I love people who don’t understand the effects of climate change. :P

    I haven’t heard the peepers yet, but that’s exciting! That means the salamanders will be on the move soon, too, just as soon as we get a good rain. Hooray!

  4. Just saw this article and thought of you immediately!

    http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/worldd-largest-moth.html

    It’s supposed to be the worlds largest moth. It’s huge, and quite pretty!

    Another interesting characteristic of the Atlas moth is that it doesn’t have fully developed mouth-parts, so it can’t feed…ever. It survives on the larval fat reserves, throughout their entire 1-2 weeks adult lives.

  5. Hmph. None here yet.

  6. I heard peepers 2 weeks ago in the Virginia Appalachians.

    Had a bear take down my bird feeders yesterday – it was in the mid 60s. Snow this morning though.

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