Monday, September 9, 2013

Lovebugs Everywhere!

I love keeping track of Nature's seasonal changes in my journal. 

Just last week, the Spartina started to take on raw sienna coloring in places.  I love the autumn colors of the marsh grass, but am not quite ready for the neon green to go!  It saddened me.

Another sign of seasonal change is the flurry of Lovebugs that emerge in the fall and spring. They are harmless, but smashed Lovebugs on your car can really do a number on the paint finish, not to mention they can clog the grill of your car and cause the engine to overheat!

What signs of change are you seeing in your neck of the woods?


4 comments:

  1. So funny - there was a conversation about Lovebugs just last night in our house. My daughter is taking Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology and has to do a 1/2 acre Site Inventory . . . she is doing a wet/bog fern type area nearby . . but somewhere the lovebugs came up.
    Our Grasses have turned a grayish hue, the goldenrod is a brilliant golden yellow right now and many trees are getting rusty and shedding their leaves. The levels and angles of the sun I notice a lot.

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    1. Good timing for sure, Carol! The lovebug larva hang out in wet bog soil :) I so love the fall colors of western NY. I bet the geese are flying out like crazy. One of my favorite sounds to hear are the calls of Canada Geese.... more favorite in the spring, though :)

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  2. Hi, Pam, thank you for sharing interesting posts and sensitive sketches. We, Australians are getting into summer! I swam last Sat!
    Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sadami! Looking forward to seeing your summer sketches!

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