|We think this is a bark beetle. At night hundreds of these,|
although this one is about ten times the size of all the others
we saw, would be everywhere. They would find there way into
the house and zoom around like army tanks with wings banging
into everything. I found it amazing that they were so clumsy,
every night we would have to de-beetle the house until we didn't
hear them clinking into walls, lights, and fans anymore. They
also frequently joined us for dinner, crash landing on plates and
Tessa's hair regularly.
|This one fell victim to the freezer as well before|
Max and Tessa braved posing for a photo like this.
|You can see how this guy gets this big. Maggie |
was our creature capture extraordinaire! She
could sneak up and nab a toad like this in minutes
|That is one BIG toad!|
|A little repetitive, but I love this picture because|
it displays so vividly a bit of the individuality
that I love so much! For some a sherpa hoodie,
for others just camo underwear will do.
|Only Maggie could get a gecko to pose like that.|
|Our very last morning in Lagunas Alex and Rosa brought this|
up for the kids to see. They found it while weed whacking in the
yard. That foot is a size 2 shoe!
And since I just got the video thing figured out (hooray!) I'll put our little marching flower here.