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Wednesday, March 18 - Nature Break

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Today we have sunshine! Head outside and soak it up for a little while, vitamin D is good for the soul!

While you're outside, or even if you just look out your window, you'll likely see big, slender bugs bumbling around your windows and walls. These insects are crane flies, and are quite possibly the most harmless creatures on the planet. Even though they have scary nicknames like "mosquito hawk" and "giant mosquito," they pose no threat to any animal, and most don't even have mouthparts.

A couple of weeks ago when I was walking down to the lake at Nolan, a crane fly careened along beside me, almost like he was walking with me. Although he crashed into the ground far more often than he flew, he kept me company for quite a while before getting distracted and flying off another direction.