Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mosquito Food!

Let’s start by saying that People are not the only things Mosquitoes eat.   In fact, Mosquitoes, only take the blood meal when it is time to lay eggs.   They live on the nectar and honey dew from plants.   These sugars give them enough nutrients to live.

The females take the blood meal from birds, reptiles, mammals and yes humans when they are ready to lay eggs.   They need the protein to produce the eggs.    After laying the eggs the process will repeat as long as the female lives.   This process can happen several times over the life cycle of the mosquito.

For fun, let’s look at a little mosquito math.

mosquito math

So the next time you say, how did I get so many mosquitoes, think of this chart and how fast they multiply.

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National No Dirty Dishes Day?

What?

No Dirty Dishes? Does that mean we have to clean the kitchen? No using the dishwasher?

NO, Silly.   I means use paper plates and utensils today.    Break up your normal routine and don’t do dishes today.   To stay earth friendly, be sure to use biodegradable!

Turn this day into a picnic at one of our beautiful parks or beaches here in Southwest Michigan.

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Happy May Day

The Origin of May Day stems back to early Christian times.  According to Wikipedia it evolved like this:

As Europe became Christianised, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and May Day changed into a popular secular celebration. A significant celebration of May Day occurs in Germany where it is one of several days on which St. Walburga, credited with bringing Christianity to Germany, is celebrated. The secular versions of May Day, observed in Europe and America, may be best known for their traditions of dancing around the maypole and crowning the Queen of May. Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of “May baskets,” small baskets of sweets or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbours’ doorsteps.[2]

Today, go out and surprise a neighbor, family member or co-worker with a basket of flowers.   Wouldn’t it be nice to make them smile and change the conversation tomorrow to “This cool basket of flowers was on my doorstep yesterday”.

Happy May Day!

 

 

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