as winter approaches
insects in the north have three options at this time of year: migrate, hibernate, or die. some migrate (dragonflies and butterflies), several of them hibernate, but most of them die. bugs do not bother me. i consider them an indicator of a healthy ecosystem. birds and bats need them for food. and our plants need them for pollination. this collection of bugs was gathered in, on, or around my window sills as i was swapping out the screens for winter storm windows. most of them were probably trying to find a way into the house for a last little bit of warmth.
collection of dead insects