Saw eight 9-spot ladybugs on the screen this afternoon while the sun was shining - and six stink bugs. A couple of yellow jackets came around also. Last time I heard any crickets was two evenings ago with three crickets making their final attempt of finding a mate. The big dragonflies stopped showing up about three days ago - in the afternoon when the sun came out for a few hours. None since. Damsel flies have been long gone. The turkey buzzards have been soaring at tree top level and swooping down below the trees over the fields and people’s yards. They must be hungry.
Haven’t seen any turkeys in ages. I wonder where they’ve been keeping themselves. Maybe I catch them walking down the middle of the road again - like they did one year… after they climbed up over the snowbanks. The deer have been staying out of sight during the day - until today when my wife a large doe running down the other side of the hill heading toward the ravine and into the woods. She said something had spooked it because it stopped just before ducking into the woods and stood there looking back in the direction she came from.
Glad to hear that!