Friday March 30th 2012 Tim
March should have been chilly and wet. Instead we have had just
the one rather pathetic Potato Rain, a couple of severe weather
outbreaks, that included tornado which destroyed a town some distance to
the north and sent mountains of perfectly good topsoil toward the
Mississippi River. Otherwise, ever since faulty wiring was blamed
for faster than light neutrinos, it has been ominously warm and
increasingly Tick laden.
Ticks are Arachnids,
and so are Scorpions and Spiders. Amongst Arachnids on the endangered
species list, the Katipo, the Spruce Fir Moss and the Great Raft are all
Spiders. But Eaton's Beggartick, is an endangered member of the Aster
family that lives in parts of Massachusetts and on into Canada.
Incidentally, Pussytoes and the Arkansas Dozedaisy are also members of the
Aster Family, but they apparently are goodly enough to be nursed.