OK, so Banished's Bugs rather ground to a halt back in January 2016. The job at City of Portsmouth was so appallingly depressing that I just couldn't get the enthusiasm to post a damned thing. But now here we all are me, Mrs B and Banished Jr. , decamped to the north as we had planned for years. Sold the house in Virginia, that mosquito infested hurricane magnet and found ourselves a new down sized place just outside of Bangor Maine.
And so I thought it was time to start again with new bugs and beasts and a whole new enthusiasm. It might take a little while to get up to speed as we still not quite done with the house closing and moving and we are still in our rental.
All should be completed within the next week though and peace will reign once more. Just in time for me to start getting g the new place ready for a Maine winter. Still, it's easier to keep warm than it is to keep cool.
Incidentally, the rental place has a little pond. And the little pond has...
And after several vacations-worth of attempts I finally have my Twelve-Spotted Skimmer.
There are lots of Calico Pennants
Tiger Beetles on the shores of Moosehead Lake.
The best population of Harris's Checkerspot anywhere in the country.
And within 2 hours of Moosehead Lake
And the rocky shores of Acadia.