as winter approaches

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

  • Ginny says:

    An interesting assortment of insects!
    I read an article in the Washington post yesterday about the significant decline of the mayfly and the impact it has/will have. You might like to check it out


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