Monday, July 27, 2009
Janet's EEK -OH System
We are fortunate to have a very diverse eco system in our yard, which means we have a lot of critters in our yard, most of them are welcome. However Janet has her own diverse EEK-OH system which consists of some critters which are not actually welcomed with open arms. First and foremost is our narrow friend the Black Racer or Whip Snake. Last year about five of them took up residence under our porch next to the pool, Janet would lookup and find them staring at her through the lattice work. She would then do an excellent exhibition of walking on water while calling my name! Next in line is the Gator, who if he remains in the water is welcome, but once out of the water he's not welcome at all. There must be a mile of frontage on this lagoon in our backyard and he decides that our 200 feet or so is his. About the beginning of July these garden spider start making webs in the woods, and they grow fast, they are now about 1 1/2 inches and will grow more as August comes on. The real problem is they make their webs at about face level, so that you come upon them eye to eye, or even worse eye to eight eyes!
Last but not least is the wasps that seem to be everywhere, but that's another story.