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  1. Sue Gremlin

    Meetup With Invisible Menace No Walk in the Pinelands Park

    Look in the areas with tall grass for the larvae, and in dead and rotting organic material (especially logs) for adult mites. The adults live close to the ground and are readily visible with the naked eye.
  2. Sue Gremlin

    Meetup With Invisible Menace No Walk in the Pinelands Park

    It was a long time ago, but we did get specimens of adult harvest mites (they are not the bitey stage) from that area. No photos, sorry to say.
  3. Sue Gremlin

    Meetup With Invisible Menace No Walk in the Pinelands Park

    We were unundated at the plane crash site near the Carranza memorial. Whoo doggie.
  4. Sue Gremlin

    Meetup With Invisible Menace No Walk in the Pinelands Park

    That's the thread I was thinking of!
  5. Sue Gremlin

    Meetup With Invisible Menace No Walk in the Pinelands Park

    I don't think so, there are plennnty of chiggers in the pines. (Strangely, I have not encountered any here in the midwest).
  6. Sue Gremlin

    Meetup With Invisible Menace No Walk in the Pinelands Park

    Nope. Chiggers are not baby ticks, they are the 6 legged larvae of the harvest mite, Trombicula. I recall vaguely someone posting that they thought they could see chiggers, and maybe even got a really close up look at them and they turned out to be larval lone star ticks. Chigger larvae are...
  7. Sue Gremlin

    An invasive species now has a new name to replace ethnic slur

    The people who were called that particular ethnic slur probably do, though.
  8. Sue Gremlin

    An invasive species now has a new name to replace ethnic slur

    No skin off my nose. It is apparently an ethnic slur. Nothing wrong with cultural evolution IMO.
  9. Sue Gremlin

    Is this an Asian longhorned tick?

    That's an Ixodes scapularis female. JERK.
  10. Sue Gremlin

    Centralia, PA

    There are two standpipes in that graveyard that communicate with the mine fire and vent the gases, which lends to the fogginess, I think. It doesn't always smolder but it was that day. The graveyard is still active and accepting new clients, oddly enough.
  11. Sue Gremlin

    Centralia, PA

    We walked in about a half mile or so, it was kind of an interesting little hike between the piles of rubble. Someone took a lot of time trucking that in. It's quite an interesting place. Here are some more drone shots.
  12. Sue Gremlin

    Centralia, PA

    We visited Centralia in August ourselves and crossed this one off the bucket list. The grave marker is a mystery. I am guessing John got remarried? Or maybe he's still alive and kicking! :eek:
  13. Sue Gremlin

    Such a pretty day.

    That's a cute house! Thanks for this! We're looking for acreage, but I like the bones of that, even though it's teeny. And it's in Chatsworth!! But I am with Bob, we want very private yet convenient. I think we've decided to look in New England for a few reasons, but it's still not 100%. We're...
  14. Sue Gremlin

    Such a pretty day.

    Thanks! You're right, that's pretty steep. I wish we had that to spend! Who says money can't buy happiness? We're pretty much tapped out at 450, give or take.
  15. Sue Gremlin

    Such a pretty day.

    Thanks, you two! I wonder if the alpacas come with the house? (kidding. Truth be told, alpacas and llamas sort of freak me out).
  16. Sue Gremlin

    Such a pretty day.

    yes! But since the pandemic hit, I have been working remotely so I don't need to quit my job. Good thing, because otherwise, I would have.
  17. Sue Gremlin

    Such a pretty day.

    So we're looking for a house out your way. We want at least 5 private acres, set back from the road, with a barn. I'd absolutely love any leads you might have. The market is crazy at the moment!
  18. Sue Gremlin

    Bald Eagle And Other Things

    I am pretty sure I've asked about this same flower here before. It's magnificent.
  19. Sue Gremlin

    Bald Eagle And Other Things

    What is that spectacular blue and yellow flower?
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