Candling lesson was fun! Found some eggs about day 6, some about day 4, and some day 2 or so. Then some that weren't incubated, and one with a weird rolling aircell! Tomorrow we're going to open a few eggs and look at the blastoderm. I have some that were sat on a couple of days, then fertile, then infertile store eggs.
Bugs flew all over me at the coop, and when I came in there was SOMETHING on my arm. And now I think my clothes are full of bugs.
Yes, I did that once in college. We were trying to run from it and got trapped in an alley! It was a good story.
The parish sends a truck out regularly and as needed when we call. Not sure what they use, but it's pretty effective. Has to be over 65* and no wind or rain.
Muscovy ducks are supposed to be mosquito eating machines. If everybody got some, it would help I bet. We should start a muscovy campaign.
Was that you told me once before? I'd rather build bat boxes and Martin houses. At least then I wouldn't have something else to feed and doctor.
That's true. Maybe you could have a lesson on bat boxes for the staff or campers too, and get some set up. I had some bats around here. but they disappeared with the drought.
Bracken Cave is the summer home to the largest colony of bats in the world. An estimated 20 million Mexican Free-tailed Bats
roost in the cave from March to October making it the largest known concentration of mammals.
The cave is located in southern Comal County, Texas
, outside the city of San Antonio
. The 100-foot-wide crescent shaped opening to the cave lies at the bottom of a sinkhole, formed when the roof of the cave collapsed.
The cave and 1,521 undeveloped acres around it are owned by Austin, Texas
-based Bat Conservation International
, which restores the land to support native vegetation and an abundant variety of wildlife. Bat Conservation International bought the initial 697 acres from the Marbach family, and has been assisted in preservation efforts by The Nature Conservancy
Access to the cave is restricted to protect the habitat of the resident bats. Bat Conservation International offers evening guided tours to the cave to watch the bats emerge from the cave.
That sounds AWESOME!
Look back, I posted pics!