We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics. ~ Bill Vaughan ~
In Panama one really knows that Wet Season is here with the first arrival of the swarm of insects. Yes, the hordes of termites began arriving yesterday. They will become worse in the coming days and I’ll be sweeping up wings and eventually carcasses from both the porches. Thank goodness for screens and that we don’t live right at the beach. I’ve already noticed a marked increase in gecko excrement on the porches meaning that the bugs have built up over the last few days. So goes the circle of life.
Once the termites mate they will go on their merry way and make way for the next wave of buggy delights, which will be the beetles. Wish I could say that they are as entertaining as the singing group but after you’ve been beaned in the head several times and they’ve dropped into your food, beverage etc. they stop being amusing. Thankfully they only last a few weeks. Next to arrive will be the flies, and the frogs will naturally follow all the bugs…and we will have to be diligent on frog watch so Dos Gatos do not try to ingest same.
With the arrival of the rain the temperature has dropped a bit.
It climbed past our normal 30° up to 34° during some of the hottest days before the rain came. It’s almost chilly now and it’s a nice change.
One thing I can say for the bugs, they are fair game for Boomer who has taken to grabbing them from the air with his paw and stuffing the extra protein down his gullet. And that does offer us some entertainment…in the campo.