Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA July 9, 2005 Size: 1 mm
I had a great and horrible morning bug hunting today. I decided to go off the beaten path and found some great stuff including this wildflower (with caterpillar) I haven't seen here before. I squatted down to get some close-ups and when I stood up there were ticks covering my left hand. I went into a wiping, flicking frenzy only to notice that there were even more of them on the left side of my shorts. I continued my wiping frenzy (out of the woods now) until I realized I would have to start picking them off one by one. (this took 40 minutes, and I just left my shoes and socks there...I guess I'll have to toss them...unless anyone has a suggestion) After the initial frenzy was over I did take a few shots.
Contributed by Lynette Elliott on 10 July, 2005 - 11:13am Last updated 2 June, 2008 - 9:59am
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